Can a Rhombus Be a Square?Date: 01/15/2004 at 10:25:55 From: Wilma Subject: Can a rhombus be a square? Why or why not Can a rhombus be a square? Why or why not? Date: 01/15/2004 at 10:41:52 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: Can a rhombus be a square? Why or why not Hi Wilma, To answer a question like this, there are two steps. The first is to write down the definition of a rhombus: A rhombus is a quadrilateral where opposite sides are parallel, and all sides are the same length. The second is to check a square to see if it fits the definition: Is a square a quadrilateral? Are the opposite sides of a square parallel? Do all the sides of a square have the same length? If the answers to all three questions are 'yes', then a square must be a rhombus, even though a rhombus doesn't have to be a square. Does this help? - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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