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# The figure obtained by joining the mid-points of the adjacent sides of a rectangle of sides 8 cm and 6 cm is :

a. a rectangle of area 24 cm²

b. a square of area 25 cm²

c. a trapezium of area 24 cm²

d. a rhombus of area 24 cm²

**Solution:**

It is given that

Length of rectangle = 8 cm

Breadth of rectangle = 6 cm

Consider E, F, G and H as the mid-points of sides AB, BC, CD and AD

EFGH is a rhombus

Diagonals are EG and HF

So EF = BC = 8 cm

HF = AB = 6 cm

We know that

Area of rhombus = Product of diagonals/ 2

By further calculation

= (8 × 6)/2

= 4 × 6

= 24 cm²

Therefore, the figure obtained is a rhombus of area 24 cm².

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**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 9

**NCERT Exemplar Class 9 Maths Exercise 9.1 Problem 3**

## The figure obtained by joining the mid-points of the adjacent sides of a rectangle of sides 8 cm and 6 cm is : a. a rectangle of area 24 cm², b. a square of area 25 cm², c. a trapezium of area 24 cm², d. a rhombus of area 24 cm²

**Summary:**

The figure obtained by joining the mid-points of the adjacent sides of a rectangle of sides 8 cm and 6 cm is a rhombus of area 24 cm²

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