Thursday, August 12, 2010

eLearning- Questions 3, 4 and 5 by Hardy Shein Nyein Chan

Ans: I identified the shape as a trapezium. Due to the fact that majority of trapeziums have one pair of parallel lines although not the same and one pare that is not. Thus, it fits the criteria in the question that the figure is a trapezium.
Ans: No, I do not agree with the statement, ‘All parallelograms are squares?’. One can say that the square is a parallelogram as the square fits the criteria of the parallelogram. The square has two pairs of opposite sides that are parallel and and equal to each other. However, the parallelogram( in majority) does not have all four equal sides( unlike the square) and all of their angles are not right-agles while the square does.
Ans: BFDE is a parallelogram. It has the characteristics of a parallelogram. It has two different pairs of opposite sides that are parallel to each other and equal in length. Thus, having fit the criteria to match a parallelogram, one can say that BFDE is a parallelogram.

1 comment:

  1. I like the cross reference with properties of quadrilateral in your explanation.
    Q4 just my comment: you mentioned that the parallelogram (in majority) does not have all 4 sides equal - does this mean that we cld still have the possibility of a parallelogram be a square?