On 13 Sep 04 21:54:47 -0400 (EDT), Alexander Bogomolny wrote: >On 9 Sep 04 22:26:08 -0400 (EDT), karen wrote: >>On 28 Aug 02 23:22:36 -0400 (EDT), Diane wrote: >>>Draw a quadrangle that has 2 pairs of equal sides but is NOT a >>>parallelogram. >>>Does this seem like 4th grade to anyone? I finally got the answer >but >>>we have no book to use as a reference. >> >>My daughter just presented this question as well. Only by looking at >>the response generated from your question here on the net(from Walter >>somebody who appears to be a mathematics statistician ) did I get it. >>Now my 9 year old has assured me that she is smarter than me because >>she actually had an answer that I didn't think was correct until I >>read Mr. Math professor's answer. > >What I do not understand about this remark is that how is it possible >not to acknowledge an answer when it does solve the problem. The kite >does have two pairs of equal sides. If that's what your daughter >brought as an answer then, by inspection, you might have verified that >it was correct. Why would not it? > >Alexander Bogomolny >http://www.cut-the-knot.org
Of course, if you DON'T KNOW what a "parallelogram" IS, you can't "verify"it!