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Diagonals of a Rectangle?

  1. May 5, 2006 #1
    Diagonals of a Rectangle??????

    Why don't the diagonals of a rectangle bisect the angles? This may seem so easy, but I'm having difficult time understanding it....I'm confused because I know that the digonals of a rectangle bisect each other....so then why don't the angles do the same??? Pls. Help! THX:smile:
     
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  3. May 5, 2006 #2

    dav2008

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    Well draw a rectangle and draw in a diagonal.

    Now you have two right triangles to work with. Now just see what has to be true if the two angles are to be equal.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2006
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