Polygons

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Different Quadrilaterals

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Parallelograms


A rhombus is a parallelogram with 4 congruent sides. In this picture, the bag she's carrying has 4 congruent sides.

A rectangle is a parallelogram with 4 right angles. In this picture, the gum pack has 4 right angles.
A square is a parallelogram with 4 congruent sides and 4 right angles. In this picture, the gift box has 4 congruent sides and 4 right angles.

How to solve a parallelogram

Properties of Parallelograms

There are 6 properties of parallelograms.

Isosceles trapezoid

An isosceles trapezoid is a convex quadrilateral with a line of symmetry bisecting one pair of opposite sides. It is a special case of a trapezoid.

Real life examples of an isosceles trapezoid....

Trapezoid

A Trapezoid is a quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel sides.

Real life examples of a trapezoid...

How to solve a Trapezoid

Kite

A kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other. In contrast, a parallelogram also has two pairs of equal-length sides, but they are opposite to each other rather than adjacent.

Real life examples of a geometric kite...

How to solve a Kite...

Video to help you better understand parallelograms....

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