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What is a square? Simple geometry

By |2018-04-23T16:01:49+00:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

This is a square. The darker purple line is the perimeter of the square. A square is a flat shape, in one plane, defined by four points at the four corners. A square has four sides all of equal length, and four corners, all right angles (90 degree angles). So a square is a kind of rectangle. To figure [...]

What is a rhombus? Simple geometry

By |2018-04-23T16:01:48+00:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

This is a rhombus, divided so you can figure out the area. A rhombus is a kind of quadrilateral that has two sides that are parallel to each other, and another two sides that are parallel to each other. A rhombus is a special kind of parallelogram, and squares and rectangles are special kinds of rhombus. To figure out the perimeter of the rhombus, you [...]

What is a quadrilateral? Squares and rectangles

By |2017-07-29T12:01:49+00:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

This is a quadrilateral. A quadrilateral is a flat shape, in one plane, defined by four points at the four corners. A quadrilateral has four sides. The sides can be of any length. And it has four corners. They can be at any angle  to each other so long as they add up to 360 degrees. A rectangle is [...]

Area of a triangle – Geometry

By |2017-07-28T00:05:09+00:00July 28th, 2017|Math|

Area of a triangle To figure out the area of a triangle, multiply the base by the height of the triangle, and then divide by two: (Base x Height)/2. That's because the height times the base gives you the area of a quadrilateral, and in this case it's the area of the quadrilateral made by putting together [...]