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    rhombus and kite

    I got this question in my mid-term exams a couple days ago.
    "A quadrilateral with 2 pairs of adjacent sides equal is said to be a ?"


    I wrote kite but I think its wrong,maybe rhombus.
    if my answer is indeed wrong as I think it is,then please explain.
    Thanks in Advance.
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    Re: rhombus and kite

    A badly worded question I think.

    If the wording is intended to say that all four sides are equal, then the answer will be a rhombus.
    If however the two pairs have a side in common so that three sides are the same length, then the fourth is not defined, and then answer would be a quadrilateral.
    Also, if one pair of sides is of a different length to the other pair, again the answer will be a quadrilateral.
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    Re: rhombus and kite

    I was given 4 options
    square
    trapezium
    kite
    rhombus.
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    Re: rhombus and kite

    Quote Originally Posted by NormalKid View Post
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    [I]"A quadrilateral with 2 pairs of adjacent sides equal is said to be a ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormalKid View Post
    I was given 4 options
    square
    trapezium
    kite
    rhombus.
    The correct answer to this question would have been: square or kite or rhombus.

    Sides with equal length are drawn in the same colour.
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    Re: rhombus and kite

    rhhombus and squares are parellograms
    so I guess kite?
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    Re: rhombus and kite

    Quote Originally Posted by NormalKid View Post
    I got this question in my mid-term exams a couple days ago.[I]"A quadrilateral with 2 pairs of adjacent sides equal is said to be a ?"
    Quote Originally Posted by NormalKid View Post
    rhhombus and squares are parellograms
    so I guess kite?
    I completely agree with you. I do not agree with any of the other replies.
    To me the key words are 2 pairs of adjacent sides .
    Only the KITE is the most general figure that fits that requirement.
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    Re: rhombus and kite

    hope I get the marks got so many wrongs this timeI'm gonna lose....I guess 5,7 marks at max v_v
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