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Definition of a square

  1. Sep 17, 2011 #1
    i think the answer is a, my book says it's e. this has got to be a typo

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  3. Sep 18, 2011 #2
    Does it say the diagonals intersect at their midpoints?
     
  4. Sep 18, 2011 #3
    I can't imagine how it's possible that the diagonals are equal and form a right triangle and they NOT intersect at the midpoint.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2011 #4

    I like Serena

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    Trapezoid?

    Try to draw 2 line segments of equal length and perpendicular.
    And make them not intersect in the middle.
    What's the resulting quadrilateral?
     
  6. Sep 18, 2011 #5

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    Same idea as I like Serena:

    Start with a square and draw it diagonals. Now erase the square, leaving only the diagonals. Now erase about half of each diagonal above the point where they intersect. Of what figure are they the diagonals?
     
  7. Sep 18, 2011 #6
    Thanks, I got it.
     
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