NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration (EX 11.2) Exercise 11.2

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NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration (EX 11.2) Exercise 11.2

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Exercise 11.2

1. The shape of the top surface of a table is a trapezium. Find the area of its parallel sides, that is, 1 m and $1.2$ m and the perpendicular distance between them is $0.8$ m.

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Ans: The area of a trapezium is the half the product of sum of parallel sides and distance between the parallel sides. 

Here, the sides are 1 m and $1.2$ m. The height of the table is $0.8$.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {1 + 1.2} \right) \times 0.8$

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times 1.2 \times 0.8$

$A = 0.88\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

Hence, the area is $0.88\,{{\text{m}}^2}$.


2. The Trapezium Is 34 square cm and the length of the parallel sides is 10cm and it's height is 4cm. Find the length of the other parallel side.

Ans: The area of a trapezium is the half the product of sum of parallel sides and distance between the parallel sides. Mathematically, $A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {a + b} \right) \times h$, where $a$ and $b$ are the parallel sides, and $h$ is the height of the trapezium.

Substitute the given values 

$34 = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {10 + a} \right) \times 4$

$34 = \left( {10 + a} \right) \times 2$

Divide both sides by 2.

$\dfrac{{34}}{2} = 10 + a$

$17 = 10 + a$

Subtract 10 from both sides.

$17 - 10 = a$

$7 = a$

Thus, the length of the other parallel side is 7 cm.


3. The length of the fence of a trapezium-shaped field ${\text{ABCD}}$ is 120 m. If ${\text{BC}} = 48\,{\text{m}}$, ${\text{CD}} = {\text{17}}\,{\text{m}}$ and ${\text{AD}} = 40\,\,{\text{m}}$, find the area of this field. Side $AB$ is perpendicular to the parallel sides ${\text{AD}}$ and ${\text{BC}}$.

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Ans: Here, the length of side ${\text{AB}}$ is not given. So, using the length of the fence of the trapezium we will find the length of the side ${\text{AB}}$.

$120 = {\text{AB}} + 48 + 17 + 40$

$120 = {\text{AB}} + 105$

Subtract 105 from both sides.

$120 - 105 = {\text{AB}}$

$15\,{\text{m}} = {\text{AB}}$

Thus, the length of side ${\text{AB}}$ is 15 m.

Now, use the formula of area of trapezium to find the area of ${\text{ABCD}}$.

${\text{Area of ABCD}} = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{AD + BC}}} \right) \times {\text{AB}}$

Substitute the value of sides.

${\text{Area of ABCD}} = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{40}} + 48} \right) \times {\text{15}}$

${\text{Area of ABCD}} = \dfrac{1}{2} \times 88 \times {\text{15}}$

${\text{Area of ABCD}} = 44 \times {\text{15}}$

${\text{Area of ABCD}} = 660\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

Thus, the area of ${\text{ABCD}}$is $660\,{{\text{m}}^2}$.


4. The diagonal of a quadrilateral shaped field is 24 m and the perpendiculars dropped on it from the remaining opposite sides are 8 m and 13 m. find the area of the field.

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Ans: The given quadrilateral has two triangles.

The area of the triangle is the half of the product of base and height.

We will find the area of both the triangles and add them to get the required area.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times 24 \times 13 + \dfrac{1}{2} \times 24 \times 8$

Take $\dfrac{1}{2}$ and 24 common.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times 24 \times \left( {13 + 8} \right)$

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times 24 \times \left( {21} \right)$

$A = 252\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

Hence, the area of the given field is $252\,{{\text{m}}^2}$.


5. The diagonals of a rhombus are $7.5$ cm and 12 cm. Find its area.

Ans: The area of rhombus is half of the product of its diagonals.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{product of diagonals}}} \right)$

Substitute the diagonals as $7.5$ and 12.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times 7.5 \times 12$

$A = 45\,\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$

Hence, the area of the rhombus is $45\,\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$.


6. Find the area of the rhombus whose side is 6 cm and whose altitude is 4 cm. if one of its diagonals is 8 cm long, find the length of the other diagonal.

Ans: Let the length  of the other diagonal be $x$. Since a rhombus is a special parallelogram, then, use the formula  of area of parallelogram to find the area of the given rhombus.

$A = 6 \times 4$

$A = 24\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$

Now, the area of rhombus is half of the product of its diagonals.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{product of diagonals}}} \right)$

Substitute $A$ as 24, and one of the diagonals as 8.

$24 = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {\text{8}} \right) \times x$

$24 = 4 \times x$

Divide both sides by 4.

$\dfrac{{24}}{4} = x$

$6 = x$

Hence, the length of the other diagonal is 6 cm.


7. The floor of a building consists of 3000 tiles which are rhombus shaped and each of its diagonals are 45 cm and 30 cm in length. Find the total cost of polishing the floor, if the cost per ${{\text{m}}^2}$ is Rs 4.

Ans: The area of rhombus is half of the product of its diagonals.

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{product of diagonals}}} \right)$

On substituting the value of diagonals in the formula, we get,

$A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{45}} \times {\text{30}}} \right)$

$A = 675\,\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$

Now, we will find the area of 3000 tiles.

\[{A_{3000}} = 675 \times 3000\,\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}\]

\[{A_{3000}} = 2025000\,\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}\]

Convert it into meters by dividing it by 10000.

\[{A_{3000}} = 202.5\,\,{{\text{m}}^2}\]

Now, we will find the total cost of polishing the floor by multiplying the cost of polishing per square metre by area of 3000 tiles.

${\text{cost}} = {\text{Rs}}\,\left( {4 \times 202.5} \right)$

${\text{cost}} = {\text{Rs}}\,810$

Hence, the cost of polishing the floor of the building is Rs. 810.


8. Mohan wants to buy a trapezium shaped field. Its side along the river is parallel to and twice the side along the road. If the area of this field is 10500 ${{\text{m}}^{\text{2}}}$ and the perpendicular distance between the two parallel sides is 100m, find the length of the side along the river.

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Ans: Let the length of the field along the road be $l$ m. Thus, the length of the field along the river is $2l$ m.

The area of a trapezium is the half the product of sum of parallel sides and distance between the parallel sides. Mathematically, $A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {a + b} \right) \times h$, where $a$ and $b$ are the parallel sides, and $h$ is the height of the trapezium.

Substitute $A$ as 10500 ${{\text{m}}^{\text{2}}}$, and $a$ as $l$, $b$ as $2l$, and $h$ as 100 in the formula.

$10500 = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {l + 2l} \right) \times 100$

$10500 = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {3l} \right) \times 100$

$10500 = \left( {3l} \right) \times 50$

$10500 = 150l$

Divide both sides by 150.

$\dfrac{{10500}}{{150}} = l$

$70 = l$

Thus, the length of the field along the river is twice the length of $l$.

$2l = 2 \times 70$

$2l = 140\,{\text{m}}$

Hence, the length of the side along the river is 140 m.


9. Top surface of a raised platform is in the shape of a regular octagon as shown in the figure. Find the area of the octagonal surface.

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Ans:Label the octagon as ${\text{ABCDEFGH}}$.

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We can see that the octagon is divided into three parts, two trapeziums and one rectangle.

The area of trapezium ${\text{ABCH}}$ is equal to the area of trapezium ${\text{DEFG}}$.

The area of trapezium ${\text{ABCH}}$ is $A = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{AB + HC}}} \right) \times {\text{H}}$.

${A_{{\text{ABCH}}}} = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{11 + 5}}} \right) \times 4$

${A_{{\text{ABCH}}}} = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {{\text{16}}} \right) \times 4$

${A_{{\text{ABCH}}}} = 32\,\,\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

Also, ${A_{{\text{DEFG}}}} = 32\,{{\text{m}}^2}$.

Now, we will find the area of the rectangle ${\text{HGDC}}$.

${A_{{\text{HGDC}}}} = 11 \times 5$

${A_{{\text{HGDC}}}} = 55\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

Now, the area of octagon is the sum of area of trapezium, ${\text{ABCH}}$, ${\text{DEFG}}$, and rectangle, ${\text{HGDC}}$.

$A = 32 + 32 + 55\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

$A = 119\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

Hence, the area is $119\,{{\text{m}}^2}$.


10. There is a pentagonal shaped park as shown in the figure. To find its area Jyoti and Kavita divided it in two different ways.

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Find the area of this park using both ways. Can you suggest some other ways for finding its area?

Ans: Jyoti can find the area of the part in the following ways.

The first way to find the area is dividing the given pentagon into two trapeziums.

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The area of this pentagon is twice the area of trapezium ${\text{ABCF}}$.

${A_{{\text{ABCF}}}} = 2 \times \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {15 + 30} \right) \times \dfrac{{15}}{2}\,\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

${A_{{\text{ABCF}}}} = 337.5\,\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

In the second way, she can divide the given pentagon into a square and a triangle.

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${A_{{\text{ABCDE}}}} = \left[ {\dfrac{1}{2} \times 15 \times \left( {30 - 15} \right) + {{\left( {15} \right)}^2}} \right]\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

${A_{{\text{ABCDE}}}} = \left[ {\dfrac{1}{2} \times 15 \times \left( {15} \right) + {{\left( {15} \right)}^2}} \right]\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

${A_{{\text{ABCDE}}}} = 112.5 + 225\,{{\text{m}}^2}$

${A_{{\text{ABCDE}}}} = 337.5\,\,{{\text{m}}^2}$


11. Diagram Of The Adjacent Picture frame has outer Dimensions=24cm×28cm and inner dimensions 16cm×20cm. Find The area of each section Of The Frame, if the width of each section is same.

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Ans:Divide and label the frame as follows.

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Now, the width of each section is the same.

$IB = BJ = CK = CL = DM = DN = AO = AP$

Observe that $IL$ is equal to the sum of $IB$, $BC$, and $CL$.

$IL = IB + BC + CL$

Substitute $IL$ as 28, $BC$ as 20 cm.

$28 = IB + 20 + CL$

Subtract 20 from both sides.

$28 - 20 = IB + CL$

$8 = IB + CL$

Since, $IB = CL$ then, $IB = 4\,{\text{cm}}$.

Hence, $IB = BJ = CK = CL = DM = DN = AO = AP = 4\,{\text{cm}}$.

Now, the area of section ${\text{BEFC}}$ is equal to the area of section ${\text{DGHA}}$.

${A_{{\text{BEFC}}}} = \dfrac{1}{2} \times \left( {20 + 28} \right) \times 4\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$

${A_{{\text{BEFC}}}} = 96\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$

Hence, the area of each section is $96\,{\text{c}}{{\text{m}}^2}$.


NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration Exercise 11.2

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2. What will students learn from Exercise 11.2 of Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration?

Students will learn how to calculate areas of different shapes including Trapezium, a general quadrilateral and a polygon.  These are two-dimensional figures. Students will be taught how to solve problems based on such figures in Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration Ex 11.2. For having a clear understanding of the various topics associated with the exercise, students must download the free PDF of NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration Exercise 11.2 available on Vedantu.

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4. What is required to find the area of a trapezium?

We need to know the length of the parallel sides and the perpendicular distance between these two parallel sides to find the area of a trapezium. The area of trapezium is given by half the product of the sum of the lengths of parallel sides and the perpendicular distance between them.

5. What is the total number of problems in Exercise 11.2 of Chapter 11 of Class 8 Maths?

Exercise 11.2 of Chapter 11 Class 8 Maths contains 11 questions. These questions are based on the topics named “Area of a General Quadrilateral”, “Area of Special Quadrilaterals” and “ Area of Polygon”. By solving these questions, students will get a brief introduction about the topics and it will help in understanding them. The answers to the questions are available free of cost on the Vedantu website and the Vedantu app, in the form of a PDF file. They can take help from these solutions to clarify their doubts.

6. What is trapezium discussed in Exercise 11.2 of Chapter 11 of Class 8 Maths?

The topic “Trapezium” is discussed in Exercise 11.2 of Chapter 11 “Mensuration” of Class 8 Maths.


The quadrilateral whose two opposite sides are parallel and the other two sides are non-parallel is termed trapezium. This figure can be split into other two figures i.e. triangle and rectangle. This splitting of the trapezium is helpful in finding its area.


The formula for finding the area of trapezium is:

Area of trapezium = ½ (a + b) * h

7. Note down some properties of trapezium which will be helpful in solving questions of Exercise 11.2 of Chapter 11 Class 8 Maths.

Some of the properties of a trapezium are discussed below:

  • There are three types of the trapezium. These are-

  1. Isosceles Trapezium

  2. Scalene Trapezium

  3. Right Trapezium

  • The opposite sides or the bases are parallel to each other.

  • The diagonals are of equal length in the trapezium.

  • The intersecting property is shown by the diagonals of the trapezium.

  • The sum of the adjacent interior angles of the trapezium is 180 degrees.

  • The interior angles of the trapezium sum up to 360 degrees.

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9. How can I attain satisfactory marks in Exercise 11.2 of Chapter 11 Class 8 Maths?

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