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Finding the Area of Rhombus

A rhombus is a parallelogram with four congruent
( equal in length )  sides. The plural of rhombus is
rhombi or rhombuses


All sides of a
rhombus are equal
in length.

Opposite sides are
parallel two each


Area of Rhombus formula is

area of a rhombus

Formula number 2:

Rhombus and parallelogram use the same area formula. The
formula is A = bh

b is the length of a base.
h is the height.

Example: Find the area of the rhombus in the picture above with a height  

Area = 8cm • 4 = 32 cm

The rhombus is often called a diamond, after the diamonds suit in a pack
of playing cards.