Parallelogram

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  • Parallelogram

– Special Cases of Parallelogram

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    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

    For example,

    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

    Parallelogram ABCD

    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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