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Describing a Rhombus


Date: 01/17/97 at 09:43:31
From: James D. Webb
Subject: 5th Grade Math

What is a rhombus?


Date: 01/17/97 at 11:53:00
From: Doctor Wilkinson
Subject: Re: 5th Grade Math

        ________
       /       /
      /       /
     /       /
    /_______/

  It's a polygon and

 (1)  It has four sides              (it's a quadrilateral) 
 (2)  Opposite sides are parallel    (it's a parallelogram) 
 (3)  All sides have the same length.

  A square is a rhombus where the angles are all right angles.

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Elementary Definitions
Elementary Geometry
Elementary Triangles and Other Polygons

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