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In the quadrilateral PQRS, side PS is parallel to side QR. Is PQRS a parallelogram?

(1) PS = QR

(2) PQ = RS
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29 Jun 2011, 05:10
Hi,

Can someone please explain the answer A?

from both A & B each considered alone we can say that they can be rectangel, rhoumbus, IIogram or trapeizium. Hence INSUFFICIENT

Combining them also does not change the situation. HENCE INSUFFICIENT.

I would normally go for E and not A.

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well Option A says PS = QR and according to the question PS ll QR ...

hence PQ has to be equal and parallel to RS ....since connecting two equal and ll lines.

Otherwise the easiest way to find out whether it is a parallelogram or not draw two lines parallel and equal to each other and connect them with other two lines and see it will form a parallelogram

Therefore, this option is sufficient
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Option B tells us that PQ = RS
Now, it does not tell us anything about PS and QR ... they can be unequal ... hence this option is insufficient to answer
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Hence answer option A
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07 Sep 2011, 08:11
So if 2 opp sides are equal means it is ||gram? not matter it is square or rohbus or rectangle?
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07 Sep 2011, 08:47
ssruthi wrote:
So if 2 opp sides are equal means it is ||gram? not matter it is square or rohbus or rectangle?

If two opposite sides are parallel and equal, then its definitely a parallelogram. It could be a square,rhombus or rectangle ( all are types of parallelogram)
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In the quadrilateral PQRS, side PS is parallel to side QR. Is PQRS a parallelogram?

(1) PS = QR

(2) PQ = RS

could you please share with ur thoughts on this?
and how to distinguish a square from a parallelogram in such a task?
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Galiya wrote:
In the quadrilateral PQRS, side PS is parallel to side QR. Is PQRS a parallelogram?

(1) PS = QR

(2) PQ = RS

could you please share with ur thoughts on this?
and how to distinguish a square from a parallelogram in such a task?

If opposite sides of any quadrilateral are equal then its a parallelogram.But here only a is enough to determine that PQRS is a parallelogram.Bcoz PS=QR implies PQ=RS.But PQ=RS need not imply PS=QR(the isosceles trapezium).

We can't determine even using both 1 & 2 that PQRS is a square.

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01 May 2012, 13:22
but square also has equal and parallel sides - i went with E since couldn't determine whether a square or a parallelogram in front of me
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01 May 2012, 13:32
Galiya wrote:
but square also has equal and parallel sides - i went with E since couldn't determine whether a square or a parallelogram in front of me

That is correct, but not all parallelogram are squares.

Just because the sides are the same does not make it a square. If you were given an angle, which would have to be 90 degrees, that would make it a square.

What I do is make a parallelogram with angles that are not all 90 degrees on my paper until I can prove that it is a square. If you do it that way you should not have a problem again.
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but square also has equal and parallel sides - i went with E since couldn't determine whether a square or a parallelogram in front of me

Square is also a Parallelogram.
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In the quadrilateral PQRS, side PS is parallel to side QR. Is PQRS a parallelogram?

(2) PQ = RS

I'm having a tough time seeing how this wouldn't be a parallelogram.

We know that a.) the figure has 4 sides and b.) that PS || PR. In addition, we are told that PQ=RS. I cannot construct a four sided figure with these constraints that doesn't have two pairs of parallel sides. Can someone please explain what I am missing and the logic behind how to solve these kinds of problems?
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In the quadrilateral PQRS, side PS is parallel to side QR. Is PQRS a parallelogram?

(2) PQ = RS

I'm having a tough time seeing how this wouldn't be a parallelogram.

We know that a.) the figure has 4 sides and b.) that PS || PR. In addition, we are told that PQ=RS. I cannot construct a four sided figure with these constraints that doesn't have two pairs of parallel sides. Can someone please explain what I am missing and the logic behind how to solve these kinds of problems?

Refer to the image, where PQ=SR and PS || QR.
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In statement 1 couldn't figure be a rectangle? Is a rectangle a type of parallelogram? I guess so right?

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In statement 1 couldn't figure be a rectangle? Is a rectangle a type of parallelogram? I guess so right?

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Hi J,
You are Right.
Actually, the statement 1 could well yield
a simple parallelogram or a rectangle or a rhombus or a square.

All these are types of parallelogram:
Simple parallelogram - a quadrilateral with opposite sides equal and parallel
Rectangle - a parallelogram with adjacent sides at 90 degrees
Rhombus - a parallelogram with all sides equal
Square - a parallelogram with adjacent sides at 90 degrees and all sides equal

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