# rhombus

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### a parallelogram with four equal sides

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As we discussed the shapes, I started to draw squares, rectangles, trapezoids, rhombuses, parallelogram and kites onto the white board.
Penrose patterns (figures 10 and 11) are plane filling patterns, constructed wholly from two rhombuses with equal sides but different angles, viz.
The angles of the two rhombuses are multiples of 36[degrees] Just like the angles of the pentagram and the pentagon.
9-letter rhombuses with identical L and R edge words have the letter pattern 1223?
If the letters of the L edge word read downwards 12345 (see Rhombuses above), the transposed letters of the R edge word conform to one of 5 permutations (both the initial letter and the last letter being predetermined).
Cylinders, cones, rectangles, rhombuses, and other geometric forms were melded together in rather severe amalgamations of orange plaster and black polyester, all of which were exhibited on (or next to) wooden tables carefully crafted by the artist, their tops skewed at various angles.
This investigation invites students to formulate and test conjectures about the shapes formed by consecutively connecting the midpoints of the sides of various types of quadrilaterals, for example, squares, rectangles, rhombuses, parallelograms, and general quadrilaterals.
Prepare one cutout paper shape for each student in a group--using rectangles in three sizes, for example, 8 cm by 10 cm, 8 cm by 12 cm, 10 cm by 14 cm; and rhombuses and parallelograms in three sizes.
Ask them to predict how many rhombuses would be needed to cover the whole figure.
For instance, after Katy established with pattern blocks that five hexagons fit on the shape in figure 10a and that three blue rhombuses fit on a hexagon, she made several predictions about how many rhombuses fit on the shape, each time trying to imagine where the individual rhombuses were located by pointing, as shown in figure 10b.
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