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Question from kathy, a student:

I am a 4th grade student and need to complete this question:

I need to draw 2 polygons with 4 sides and 2 right angles. Please help. Thanks

Hi Kathy,

Draw a right angle on two pieces of paper,

2 pages

put one on top of the other and hold them up to a window so that you can see both right angles. Rotate the pieces of paper so that you see a 4 sided polygon.


two pages shape

Rotate them again to form a different 4 sided polygon.

Or you might overlap the pages this way.

2 pages

Then you can add another line to form a different looking 4 sided polygon.

two pages shape

Have fun doing this,

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