### All Intermediate Geometry Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Parallelograms

The length of a parallelogram is cm and the width is cm. One of its diagonals measures cm. Find the length of the other diagonal.

**Possible Answers:**

None of the other answers.

**Correct answer:**

The formula for the relationship between diagonals and sides of a parallologram is

,

where represents one diagonal,

represents the other diagonal,

represents a side, and

represents the adjoining side.

So, in this problem, substitute the known values and solve for the missing diagonal.

So, the missing diagonal is cm.

### Example Question #2 : Parallelograms

In the parallogram above, find the length of the labeled diagonal.

**Possible Answers:**

None of the other answers.

**Correct answer:**

In a parallogram, diagonals bisect one another, thus you can set the two segments that are labeled in the picture equal to one another, then solve for .

So,

.

If , then you can substitute 14 into each labeled segment, to get a total of 52.

### Example Question #3 : Parallelograms

In the parallogram below, find the length of the labeled diagonal.

**Possible Answers:**

None of the other answers.

**Correct answer:**

In a parallelogram, the diagonals bisect one another, so you can set the labeled segments equal to each other and then solve for .

.

If , then you substitute 6 into each labeled segment, to get a total of 40.

### Example Question #4 : Parallelograms

In the parallelogram above, find the length of the labeled diagonal.

**Possible Answers:**

None of the other answers.

**Correct answer:**

In a parallelogram, the diagonals bisect each other, so you can set the labeled segments equal to one another and then solve for .

.

Then, substitute 4.8 for in each labeled segment to get a total of 11.2 for the diagonal length.

### Example Question #5 : Parallelograms

Suppose a square has an area of 6. What is the diagonal of the parallelogram?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Write the formula to find the side of the square given the area.

Find the side.

The diagonal of the square can be solved by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

Substitute and solve for the diagonal, .

### Example Question #6 : Parallelograms

If the side length of a square is , what is the diagonal of the square?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Write the diagonal formula for a square.

Substitute the side length and reduce.

### Example Question #7 : Parallelograms

Parallelogram has diagonals and . and .

True, false, or undetermined: Parallelogram is a rectangle.

**Possible Answers:**

True

Undetermined

False

**Correct answer:**

False

One characteristic of a rectangle is that its diagonals are congruent. Since the diagonals of Parallelogram are of different lengths, it cannot be a rectangle.

### Example Question #8 : Parallelograms

Parallelogram has diagonals and . and .

True, false, or undetermined: Parallelogram is a rhombus.

**Possible Answers:**

False

Undetermined

True

**Correct answer:**

Undetermined

One characteristic of a rhombus is that its diagonals are perpendicular; no restrictions exist as to their lengths. Whether or not the diagonals are perpendicular is not stated, so the figure may or may not be a rhombus.

### Example Question #9 : Parallelograms

Find the perimeter of the parallelogram shown above.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the perimeter of this parallelogram, apply the formula:

.

The solution is:

### Example Question #10 : Parallelograms

Find the perimeter of the parallelogram shown above.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To find the perimeter of this parallelogram, first find the length of the side: .

Since, , the side must be .

Then apply the formula:

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