What is Rhombus?
Rhombus is a special type of a parallelogram whose all sides are equal.
So, a rhombus with right angles becomes a square.
We can say, “Every square is rhombus but all rhombus are not square.”
Properties of a rhombus
The given table describes the properties of a rhombus.
All sides of a rhombus are equal.
Here, AB = BC = CD = DA.
Diagonals bisect each other at 90°
Here, diagonals AC and BD bisect each other at 90°
Opposite sides are parallel in a rhombus.
Opposite angles are equal in a rhombus.
Here, AB ∥ CD and AD ∥ BC.
∟A = ∟C and ∟B = ∟D.
Adjacent angles add up to 180°.
∠A + ∠B = 180°
∠B + ∠C = 180°
∠C + ∠D = 180°
∠A + ∠D = 180°
Rhombus can be found in a variety of things around us, such as a kite, windows of a car, rhombus-shaped earring, the structure of a building, mirrors, and even a section of the baseball field.
Fun Facts about rhombus