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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Read the following statement.

"A four sided shape with opposite sides that are of parallel and of equal length"

What shape is being described?

THE ANSWER IS RHOMBUS

but..... my son has answered square , is that not also correct here or am i being dim :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:52 pm 
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I think the difference is that a square (which is a rhombus) needs 4 right angles whereas a rhombus does not.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Square is also correct - a poorly worded question!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:59 pm 
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that is true but the question doesnt mention angles ? or whether you needed one or two parallel pairs of sides ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:03 pm 
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A square is a rhombus with right angles - as a Maths teacher I would say it is poorly worded.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:15 pm 
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agreed , ill give him 1/2 for confidence sake :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I am not so sure that RHOMBUS is the correct answer. A RHOMBUS has all four equal sides and opposite sides parallel. The correct answer for the question, as worded, is, IMHO, a PARALELOGRAM.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:16 pm 
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My dd said 1) a square 2)a parallelagram, 3) a rhombus.

I feel pleased to read she may be on the right track ... may be ...


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