when it is known that the lengths of the two adjacent sides of the parallelogram viz. 6 and 10, is it possible to find the length of the diagonal containing that.

Any help.

Thanks

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- January 8th 2012, 11:03 PMarangu1508how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
when it is known that the lengths of the two adjacent sides of the parallelogram viz. 6 and 10, is it possible to find the length of the diagonal containing that.

Any help.

Thanks - January 8th 2012, 11:22 PMprincepsRe: how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
- January 8th 2012, 11:34 PMarangu1508Re: how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
My original question is

the vector sum of the forces of magnitude 10N and 6N can be

(a) 2N (b) 8N (c) 10N and (d) 18N

I thought the vector sum would be the diagonal of parallelogram.

Then how to go about this sum.

am I on the right track?

Kindly guide me. - January 8th 2012, 11:56 PMprincepsRe: how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
Hint: Use Triangle Inequality Theorem to eliminate solutions that are not possible...

- January 9th 2012, 12:26 AMarangu1508Re: how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
I have gone through the link. Thank you. According to that except the option (a) 2N rest of the options are possible. Is it okay?

Thank you Mr. Princeps - January 9th 2012, 12:34 AMprincepsRe: how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
- January 9th 2012, 01:45 AMarangu1508Re: how to find the length of the diagonal in a parallelogram
Thank you for your guidance.