







Is every rectangle a rhombus? 
20161128 

From Robert: not every rectangle is a rhombus.true or false? if false please leave a short explanation. thank you:) Answered by Penny Nom. 





A bus trip 
20151215 

From Michelle: I do not know what equation(s) should be used in order to obtain the answer(s) to this word problem.
A bus was rented for a trip, the cost was dived equally amongst the passengers. During the trip, someone mentioned that if there were 9 more passengers, they would have paid each 5$ less. Another mentioned that if there were 6 less passengers, they would have each paid 5$ more. What is the cost of renting the bus and how much must each passenger pay. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The diagonal of a rhombus 
20151114 

From Om: In a rhombus ABCD, angle A=60° and side AB=6 cm. Then diagonal BD is ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Why is the area of square not conserved when it changes to a rhombus? 
20150628 

From shubham: Why is the area of square not conserved when it changes to a rhombus, both have equal sides still rhombus have less area than square.?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Is a rhombus a square? 
20150324 

From Justin: Is a rhombus a square? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A car passing a bus 
20140824 

From Athish: the driver of the car is travelling at 36 km/hr and spots a bus 80 m ahead of him after 1 hr the bus is 120 m behind the car what is the speed of the bus Answered by Penny Nom. 





25% profit 
20140102 

From Finn: Hello,
The question is all about buyandsell business.
Problem:
Pencil  $6 for whole sale price
$8 if I sell the item
How do I get the 25% profit? (you can change the whole sale price and the retail price[if i sell the item])
if I buy the pencil at 24 pieces and sell it at 24 pieces. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Proportional rates 
20131010 

From Varsha: A province's Ministry of Social services has found that both the number of people needing social assistance and the province's total expenditures on social assistance are proportional to the rate of unemployment. Last August when the provincial unemployment rate was 8.4 %, the province provided assistance to 89,300 individuals at a total cost of 4107.4 million. The forecast unemployment rate for next August is 7.9%. How many people can the province expect to need social assistance next August? What amount should the province budget for social assistance in August? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A cyclic rhombus 
20130416 

From Marisa: I know that the only rhombus that can be inscribed in a circle is a square, but why is that? I've been racking my brain and the internet for solutions, but have found no logical explainations in relation to the arc degrees and angles. Please help. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





How do I prove that the quadrilateral is a Rhombus? 
20101216 

From Matthew: Quadrilateral KLMN has vertices K(2,3), L(7,3), M(4,7) and N(1,7). How do I prove that the quadrilateral is a Rhombus?? Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Two rhombi 
20080612 

From Malik: ("rhombus" diagram is attached)
ABCD and EJCD are rectangles.
EFHG and HIJK are similar rhombus.
HIJK is 4times bigger than EFHG.
In each rhombus the larger diagonal is double of the smaller one.
If AB = 30cm, what is the lenght of the diagonals of the smaller rhombus ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The perimeter of a rhombus 
20080418 

From susana: how do you find the perimeter of a rhombus? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A parallelogram and a rhombus 
20080122 

From miguel: i have a problem proving a parallelogram a rhombus.. if a diagonal of a parallelogram bisects an angle
of the parallelogram , then its a rhombus
prove Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Walter Whiteley. 





Proving a quadrilateral is a rhombus 
20071203 

From Jeanie: How do you prove that a quadrilateral is a rhombus because the diagonals
of the quadrilateral are perpendicular and bisect each other using the 2column
proof method? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A rhombus with all right angles 
20070629 

From Rachel: Can a rhombus with all right angles still be tagged as a rhombus, or is it then said to be a square? Answered by Stephen La Rocque, Harley Weston and Walter Whiteley. 





More on quadrilateral shape names 
20070526 

From Don: If North Americans call a quadrilateral with no parallel sides a trapezium, is a kite merely a special type of trapezium? Can a rhombus be a kite? Answered by Walter Whiteley and Penny Nom. 





A rhombus 
20070304 

From Sally: As a kindergarten teacher, I am trying to introduce the term rhombus to my class. What would be the best mathematical, but simple language to use? The diamond shape, which I am trying to label as rhombus, is still "a dimaond" to my kindergarten students. Help! Answered by Steve La Rocque and Diane Hanson. 





A rhombus 
20061226 

From Jose: show mathematically that a quadrilateral whose vertices are A(2,1),B(6,2) C(10,1),and D(6,4) is a rhombus Answered by Penny Nom. 





The area of a rhombus 
20060910 

From Lillian: In a rhombus, each side is 14 in. long. Two of the sides form a 60 degree angle. Find the area of the rhombus. Round your answer to the nearest square inch. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





School bus reliability  a probability question 
20060427 

From Peggy: The school bus arrives at Janet's stop on time on 75% of school mornings. What is the probability it will arrive on time each day in a 5day week? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Prove that a rhombus' diagonals are perpendicular 
20051002 

From Tania: How do you prove that a rhombus' diagonals are perpendicular using the 2 column proof method? Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





A 40% increase in garage space 
20041020 

From Dianna: A bus company recently expanded and no longer has enough room in its garage for all of its buses. Twelve of the buses have to be stored outside. If the company decides to increase their garage space by 40%, this will give them enough room for all of their current buses, plus enough room to store another twelve in the future. How many buses does the company own? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Business trip 
20031219 

From Ameer: A businnessman drives from Washington, D.C., to Boston, a distance
of 442 miles, and then makes the return trip. On the way to Boston,
he drives 65 miles per hour, taking an 1hour rest stop during the
drive. After finishing his business in Boston, he make the return
trip driving at 60 miles per hour and takes a 45minute rest stop
halfway through the trip. Which leg of the journey, Washington, D.C.
to Boston, or Boston to Washington, D.C., takes the longer time? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Symmetries of a rhombus 
20031102 

From Tonia: why cant an equal sided rhombus have 3 lines of symmetry? you have one line of symmetry on each of the diagonals, and there should be one vertically on an angle. can you please explain the rules of symmetry to me? Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Can a square be a rhombus? 
20030304 

From Beth: Can a square be a rhombus? Some sources say yes, some say no. Some sources define a rhombus as a quadrilateral and parallelogram with equal sides, but without right angles. Some sources say a square is a special case of a rhombus. Clarity, please! Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





A bus is 60% occupied 
20021109 

From Joe: A bus with a seating capacity of 60 people is 60% occupied. At the next stop onethird of the people get off the bus and 3 people get on the bus. The bus is now ___% occupied. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three problems 
20011028 

From Brenda:
 Joseph is planting bushes around the perimeter of his lawn. If the bushes must be planted 4 feet apart and Joseph's lawn is 64 feet wide and 124 feet long, how many bushes will Joseph need to purchase?
 The cost of a long distance phone call is $1.50 for the first two minutes and $0.60 for each additional minute. How much will Maria pay for a 24 minute phone call?
 Find the next three numbers in the pattern. 1,3,7,15,31,___,____,___.
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Rhombus 
20010716 

From William: Calculate the internal angles of a rhombus given measurments of all four sides only. Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Bush fractals 
20001230 

From Anita Wisecup: My son has a report due on fractals. He needs information on bush fractals, but we cannot seem to find anything out about them. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Inscribing a circle in a rhombus 
20001116 

From Jacky: A rhombus ABCD is drawn in which the diagonals are 12 and 20 units long. A circle is inscribed in the quadrilateral with the centre of the circle right on the intersection point of the 2 diagonals. The circumference of the circle touches all 4 sides of the rhombus. Is it possible to find the radius of the inscribed circle? If so, how and what is it? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Rhombuses 
20001107 

From Melissa: What in real life is the shape of a rhombus? Answered by Chris Fisher and Walter Whiteley. 





Rhomboid 
19990325 

From Monica Armour: I need to see a net of a rhomboid. Where can I find one on the net? Is it like a square paramid with the top chopped off? Help! This has me stumped. Answered by Jack LeSage. 





Show that this construction yields a rhombus. 
19960616 

From LennyB: Hello, I have a problem. I doubt you can help me. If you have an isosceles trapezoid, and you connect the midpoints of the four sides of the isosceles trapezoid forming a quadrilateral, how do you prove that it's a rhombus in a 2 column proof?? Answered by Penny Nom. 

