Pronunciation: /ˈrɒm.bəs/ Explain

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A rhombus is a four-sided polygon with opposite sides parallel and all sides the same length.

Properties of a Rhombus

  • A rhombus is equilateral. All sides are the same length.
  • Opposite sides of a rhombus are parallel.
  • All rhombuses are polygons
  • All rhombuses are quadrilaterals.
  • All rhombuses are parallelograms.
  • Squares are special cases of a rhombus whose sides meet at right angles.
  • The opposite angles of a rhombus are congruent.
  • The diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other.
  • Each diagonal bisects the rhombus into two congruent triangles.
  • The sums of the angles of a rhombus is 360° or radians.
  • A tiling of a plane can be created using any rhombus.
  • The area of a rhombus is A = bh where A is the area, b is the base and h is the height.


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McAdams, David E. Rhombus. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/r/rhombus.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra app. (McAdams, David E.)
8/28/2018: Corrected spelling. (McAdams, David E.)
8/7/2018: Changed vocabulary links to WORDLINK format. (McAdams, David E.)
12/31/2009: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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