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Quadrilateral Proofs
Quadrilateral Classification
Quadrilateral
Parallelogram
Rectangle
Trapezoid
Rhombus
Isosceles
Trapezoid
Square
Proving a quadrilateral is a parallelogram
you may do any of the following:
* Prove two pairs of opposite sides parallel
* Prove two pairs of opposite sides congruent
* Prove one pair of opposite sides both parallel and
congruent
* Prove the diagonals bisect each other
Proving a quadrilateral is a rectangle, first
prove the figure is a parallelogram and
then use one of the following approaches:
* Prove two adjacent sides perpendicular
* Prove one angle is a right angle
* Prove the diagonals are congruent
Proving a quadrilateral is a rhombus, first
prove the figure is a parallelogram and
then use one of the following approaches:
* Prove one pair of consecutive sides congruent
* Prove diagonals bisect the angles
* Prove diagonals are perpendicular to each other
Proving a quadrilateral is a square, first
prove the figure is a parallelogram and
then use one of the following approaches:
* Prove one pair of consecutive sides congruent
and at least 1 right angle
* Prove diagonals bisect the angles and one pair of
consecutive sides is congruent
* Prove diagonals are congruent and perpendicular
to each other
* Prove diagonals are congruent and one pair of
consecutive sides congruent
Proving a quadrilateral is a trapezoid:
* Prove only one pair of opposite sides is parallel
Proving a quadrilateral is an isosceles trapezoid,
first prove the figure is a trapezoid and then use
one of the following approaches:
* Prove the non-parallel sides are congruent
* Prove the diagonals are congruent
* Prove one pair of base angles are congruent
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Two non-parallel
sides are
congruent
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Only Two
sides are
parallel
Two noncongruent sides
are parallel
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All angles
congruent
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All angles
congruent
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