Shapes: Rhombus vs. Trapezoid

Posted May 26th, 2010 by RottingNation

On last night's show Mark incorrectly defined a Rhombus, saying that it has two parallel sides and two "pointing towards each other." He went on to say that it annoys him when people incorrectly define shapes to Jack. What Mark was talking about is actually a Trapezoid. A Rhombus is what most people refer to as a diamond.

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ryanclarkjohnson 5 years 14 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

Mark got all kinds of things wrong here. A rectangle is a 4 sided figure with 4 right angles. A square is a rectangle. A rectangle does not have to be oblong. A quadrilateral is any figure with 4 sides. A parallelogram is a 4 sided figure with opposite parallel sides. A rhombus is a 4 sided figure with all sides being equal. A trapezoid has 4 sides, two of which are parallel. A square is a rectangle, a quadrilateral, a parallelogram, and a rhombus, but not a trapezoid. Mark apparently learned nothing in geometry class.

How could you

pete1071 5 years 14 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago

How could you make such a huge mistake mark? And I thought you we're so wise and all knowing. You should be ashamed. Good thing someone caught the error. :P


ryanclarkjohnson 5 years 14 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago

A rhombus is a 4-sided figure, all sides having the same length. A square is a kind of rhombus.


FTL_Mark 5 years 14 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago

OK, I voted this up. I am not going to take up air time to correct it unless you call in.

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