### 6-5 Rhombi and Squares

```6-5 Rhombi and Squares
parallelograms and/or rectangles.
• Recognize and apply the properties of
rhombi and squares.
rectangles, rhombi, or squares.
Properties of a rhombus
• A rhombus is a parallelogram with all four sides
congruent.
• A rhombus has all the properties of a parallelogram:
Both pairs of opposite sides are parallel.
Both pairs of opposite sides are congruent.
Both pairs of opposite angles are congruent.
The diagonals bisect each other.
A pair of opposite sides are both parallel and
congruent.
AND…..
Rhombus
1. Draw a rhombus on your paper.
2. Draw diagonals in your rhombus.
3. Measure the diagonals. Are the diagonals
congruent?
4. Are the diagonals perpendicular?
A parallelogram is a rhombus if and only if its
diagonals are perpendicular.
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A. The diagonals of rhombus WXYZ
intersect at V.
If mWZX = 39.5, find mZYX.
Since WXYZ is a rhombus, diagonal ZX bisects WZY.
Therefore, mWZY = 2mWZX. So, mWZY = 2(39.5)
or 79.
Since WXYZ is a rhombus, WZ║XY, and ZY is a
transversal.
mWZY + mZYX = 180
Consecutive Interior
Angles Theorem
79 + mZYX = 180
Substitution
mZYX = 101
Subtract 79 from both
sides.
mZYX = 101
B. ALGEBRA The diagonals of rhombus
WXYZ intersect at V. If WX = 8x – 5
and WZ = 6x + 3, find x.
WX  WZ
WX = WZ
8x – 5 = 6x + 3
2x – 5 = 3
2x = 8
x = 4
x=4
By definition, all sides of a
rhombus are congruent.
Definition of congruence
Substitution
Subtract 6x from each
side.
Divide each side by 4.
A. ABCD is a rhombus. Find mCDB if
mABC = 126.
A. mCDB = 126
B. mCDB = 63
C. mCDB = 54
D. mCDB = 27
Properties of Squares
A square is a parallelogram with four
congruent sides and four right angles.
Square
1. Draw a square on your paper.
2. Draw diagonals in your square.
3. Measure the diagonals. Are the diagonals
congruent?
4. Are the diagonals perpendicular?
A parallelogram is a square if and only if its
diagonals are perpendicular and congruent.
This venn diagram summarizes the
relationships among parallelograms,
rhombi, rectangles, and squares.
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Write a paragraph proof.
Given:
LMNP is a parallelogram.
1  2 and 2  6
Prove:
Proof:
LMNP is a rhombus.
Since it is given that LMNP is a
parallelogram, LM║PN and 1 and 5 are
alternate interior angles. Therefore, 1  5.
It is also given that 1  2 and 2  6,
so 1  6 by substitution and 5  6 by
substitution.
Therefore, LN bisects L and N. By Theorem
6.18, LMNP is a rhombus.
Is there enough information given to prove
that ABCD is a rhombus?
Given:
ABCD is a parallelogram.
Prove:
A. Yes, if one pair of consecutive sides of a
parallelogram are congruent, the
parallelogram is a rhombus.
Sachin has a shape he knows to be a parallelogram and all
four sides are congruent. Which information does he need
to know to determine whether it is also a square?
A. The diagonal bisects a pair of opposite
angles.
B. The diagonals bisect each other.
C. The diagonals are perpendicular.
D. The diagonals are congruent.
Recap…
Rhombi:
Squares:
4 rt ∠′
4 ≅ sides
4 ≅ sides
4 ∠′
Opp sides ∥
Opp sides ≅
Opp∠′  ≅
Diag bisect
other
Opp sides ∥
Opp sides ≅
Opp∠′  ≅
Diag bisect
other
Opp sides ∥
Opp sides ≅
Opp∠′  ≅
Diag bisect
other
Diag ≅
Diag ⊥
Diag bisect
opp∠′
Diag ⊥ & ≅
Parallelograms: Rectangles:
Opp sides ∥
Opp sides ≅
Opp∠′  ≅
Diag bisect
other
6.5 Assignment
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