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Is quadrilateral Q a square? (1) The sides of Q have the

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Is quadrilateral Q a square? (1) The sides of Q have the [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2005, 13:32
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Is quadrilateral Q a square?
(1) The sides of Q have the same length.
(2) The diagonals of Q have the same length.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2005, 13:48
i thought either criterion (a or b) would be sufficient to define a square...u r right...
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2005, 14:56
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for a square all sides shoudl be qual and the diagonals bisect and are equal in length the only execption is that in rombuz the diagonals do not bisect but the sides are equal.

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Re: DS: geometry and properties [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2005, 21:18
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Is quadrilateral Q a square?
(1) The sides of Q have the same length.
(2) The diagonals of Q have the same length.
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I am going b on this one

A) the sides of Q can be of = length and not a square when you are dealing with a parallelogram

b) This is is a defining property of a square
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2005, 21:22
Can someone provide me a scenario where you have a quadrelateral with = diagonals and it is NOT a square.

I can not picture this conceptually.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2005, 06:00
A Rectangle is a quad with = diagonals but diff opp sides so thts not a square.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2005, 08:51
Nevermind.... i figured it out.... god i feel dumb sometimes.
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