The longer side of a parallelogram is 81 cm and the corresponding altitude is 16cm. If the length of shorter side is 24cm, then what will be the altitude corresponding to shorter side.
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The area of a parallelogram is A=bh.
Using 81 cm as a base and 16 cm as an altitude, we have A=(81)(16)=1296 square cm.
If we find the area using the other base of 24, we have A=24h.
Since the areas are the same, we have 24h=1296.
Thus, h=54 cm.