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Is quadrilateral ABCD a square?

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Is quadrilateral ABCD a square?

(1) AB=BC
(2) ABCD is a rectangle.
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Is quadrilateral ABCD a square?

(1) AB=BC
(2) ABCD is a rectangle.


From first we have ABCD is a square or Rhombus

From St 2, we have that Angles are at 90 deg

Combining we have AB=BC=CD=AD and all angles 90 deg.

Ans is C
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goodyear2013 wrote:
Is quadrilateral ABCD a square?

(1) AB=BC
(2) ABCD is a rectangle.


From first we have ABCD is a square or Rhombus

From St 2, we have that Angles are at 90 deg

Combining we have AB=BC=CD=AD and all angles 90 deg.

Ans is C


Yeah, (1) or (2) is insufficient
(1) and (2) is definitely a square !!! :-D
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goodyear2013 wrote:
Is quadrilateral ABCD a square?

(1) AB=BC
(2) ABCD is a rectangle.


From first we have ABCD is a square or Rhombus

From St 2, we have that Angles are at 90 deg

Combining we have AB=BC=CD=AD and all angles 90 deg.

Ans is C


hi

according to the statement 1, the quadrilateral does not have to be a rhombus also, because CD can be any straight line bigger than AB, and angle ADC can be an acute angle

taking 2 statements together we can see that the quadrilateral can only have 4 right angles, and so, CD cannot be larger than AB, and AB = BC

thus C is the answer

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Could anyone please explain why statement 2 is insufficient? Isn't there a property that says A rectangle can be a square as well?
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Could anyone please explain why statement 2 is insufficient? Isn't there a property that says A rectangle can be a square as well?


A rectangle could be a square but it's not always a square. So, all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares.

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csaluja wrote:
Could anyone please explain why statement 2 is insufficient? Isn't there a property that says A rectangle can be a square as well?



hi

you can see Bunuel the great has already replied to your confusion, however, for some elementary clarification, remember that

rectangle means, 4 right angles
square means, 4 right angles + all sides are equal

now, hope this is clear that all squares possess all the characteristics of rectangles, but
rectangles do not possess all the characteristics of squares

thanks, and cheers with kudos if this is clear to you!
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