Intermediate Geometry : How to find an angle in a rhombus

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Example Question #1 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

A rhombus has two interior angles with a measurement of  degrees. What is the measurement of each of the other two interior angles? 

Possible Answers:

Not enough information is provided to solve this problem. 

All of the interior angles of the rhombus are  degrees.

Both of the remaining angles are  degrees.

One angle is  degrees and the other angle must be  degrees. 

Correct answer:

Both of the remaining angles are  degrees.

Explanation:

The four interior angles in any rhombus must have a sum of  degrees. The opposite interior angles must be equivalent, and the adjacent angles have a sum of  degrees. 

Thus, if a rhombus has two interior angles of  degrees, there must also be two angles that equal: 




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Example Question #2 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

Rhombus_missing_angle_dos

Using the rhombus above, find the sum of angles  and 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The four interior angles in any rhombus must have a sum of  degrees.

The opposite interior angles must be equivalent, and the adjacent angles have a sum of  degrees. 

Since  then, 

Example Question #3 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

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In the above rhombus, angle  degrees. Find the sum of angles  and  

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The four interior angles in any rhombus must have a sum of  degrees. The opposite interior angles must be equivalent, and the adjacent angles have a sum of  degrees. 

Since ,  

And  

So, 

Example Question #4 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

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In the rhombus shown above, angle  has a measurement of  degrees. Find the measurement of angle 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The four interior angles in any rhombus must have a sum of  degrees.

The opposite interior angles must be equivalent, and the adjacent angles have a sum of  degrees. 

Since angle  is adjacent to angle , they must have a sum of  degrees. 

The solution is:

Example Question #5 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

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In the rhombus shown above, angle  has a measurement of  degrees. Find the sum of angles  and 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The four interior angles in any rhombus must have a sum of  degrees.

The opposite interior angles must be equivalent, and the adjacent angles have a sum of  degrees. 

Angles  and  are opposite interior angles, so they must have equivalent measurements.

The sum is:

Example Question #6 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

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Angle  has a measurement of  degrees. Find the sum of angles  and 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The four interior angles in any rhombus must have a sum of  degrees.

The opposite interior angles must be equivalent, and the adjacent angles have a sum of  degrees. 

Since, both angles  and  are adjacent to angle --find the measurement of one of these two angles by: .

Angle  and angle  must each equal  degrees. So the sum of angles  and  degrees. 


Example Question #7 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

Given: Parallelogram  such that .

True or false: Parallelogram  cannot be a rhombus.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

A rhombus is defined to be a parallelogram with four congruent sides; there is no restriction as to the measures of the angles. Therefore, a rhombus can have angles of any measure. The correct choice is "false".

Example Question #1 : Rhombuses

Given: Rhombus  with diagonals  and  intersecting at point .

True or false:  must be a right angle.

Possible Answers:

True

False

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

One characteristic of a rhombus is that its diagonals are perpendicular. It follows that  must be a right angle.

Example Question #9 : How To Find An Angle In A Rhombus

Given Rhombus  and diagonal 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The rhombus referenced is below:

Rhombus

As a rhombus is a parallelogram, consecutive angles  and  are supplementary - that is,

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Set  and solve:

A diagonal of a rhombus bisects the angles at its endpoints, so, specifically,  bisects . Therefore, 

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