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Is Quadrilateral ABCD a Rhombus? 1) Diagonals of ABCD intersect each

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Is Quadrilateral ABCD a Rhombus?

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Is Quadrilateral ABCD a Rhombus?

1) Diagonals of ABCD Bisect each other at 90 degrees
2) Diagonals of ABCD are equal in dimension

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1. If the diagonals bisect each other, the quadilateral is a rhombus. Hence sufficient.

2. If the diagonals are equal, the quadilateral could be a square or rectangle. A square is a rhombus with each of its interior angles = 90degree. Hence, insufficient as it could either be a sqaure or a rectangle.
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Statement 1. In a quadrilateral, if diagonals bisect each other at 90 degrees, it must be a Rhombus (well we can say that it happens in a square also but then every square is a rhombus, its a special kind of rhombus). Sufficient.

Statement 2. Diagonals of quadrilateral are equal. It could be a rectangle or a square or an isosceles trapezoid. If its a square, then we can call it a rhombus (square is a special kind of rhombus) but in other two cases, we cannot call it a rhombus. Insufficient.

Hence A.

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Statement 1. In a quadrilateral, if diagonals bisect each other at 90 degrees, it must be a Rhombus... Suff

Statement 2. Diagonals of quadrilateral are equal. It could be a rectangle or a square... Insuff

Hence A.

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Is Quadrilateral ABCD a Rhombus?

1) Diagonals of ABCD Bisect each other at 90 degrees
2) Diagonals of ABCD are equal in dimension

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Good question. The word BISECT should not be ignored.

Diagonals of Quadrilateral intersect each other at 90 degrees: Quadrilateral can be Rhombus or Kite.
Diagonals of Quadrilateral Bisect each other at 90 degrees: Quadrilateral is definitely a Rhombus! Hence, Statement-1 is sufficient.

Diagonals of Quadrilateral are equal in dimension: Quadrilateral can be Square (note that Square is a Rhombus with each interior angle as 90 degrees) or Rectangle or a Trapezium with equal non-parallel sides. Hence, Statement-2 is insufficient.

Answer: A.
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pushpitkc wrote:
1. If the diagonals bisect each other, the quadilateral is a rhombus. Hence sufficient.

2. If the diagonals are equal, the quadilateral could be a square or rectangle. A square is a rhombus with each of its interior angles = 90degree. Hence, insufficient as it could either be a sqaure or a rectangle.
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Is the word bisect and intersect same?
If it is not same then it could be kite also. In that case A is not the answer.

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To bisect a line means to divide the line into two equal halves.

But if a line Intersects another line at Point X, it means that the point at which the two lines meet is point X. It doesn't mean that the lines is divided into equal halves
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