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– Special Cases of Parallelogram
- What’s Next?
In our previous segment, we learned about Trapezium and Kite. We will now learn about the quadrilateral known as a Parallelogram, the properties of a parallelogram and its special types.
What is a Parallelogram?
A Parallelogram is a quadrilateral having,
- Both pair of opposite sides parallel to each other
- Opposite sides of equal length
- Opposite angles of equal measure
If quadrilateral ABCD is a parallelogram, then
- Sides AB and DC are parallel and equal
- Sides BC and AD and equal
- Angles DAB and BCD are equal
- Angles ABC and CDA are equal
Special cases of a parallelogram
- Rhombus – A parallelogram having all the sides equal.
- Rectangle – A parallelogram having all angles as right angles.
- Square – A parallelogram having all sides of equal length and all angles as right angles
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