# Rhombus

A **rhombus** is a parallelogram in which all sides are equal. It's much more basic than a parallelogram and has the opposite properties of a rectangle. (I do not have all the properties, and information on this subject since I am in a college prep geometry class, so I would appreciate it if someone would add information and review my work) (Note - I do not know the the area & perimeter properties)

The following definition of a **rhombus** is as follows.

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rhombusis a quadrilateral whose sides are all equal.

Notice that the diagonals are perpendicular and the sum of the perpendicular angles is \( 360^\circ \).

Property 1.All pairs of the consecutive sides of a rhombus are congruent

Property 2.The diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular

Remember, if a **quadrilateral** is both a **rectangle** and a **rhombus**, then it is a square.

Since all rhombuses are parallelograms, but not all parallelograms are rhombuses the rhombus follows some of rules that a parallelogram does. The following properties below apply to parallelograms and rhombuses:

Property 3.One diagonal of a rhombus bisects a pair of opposite angles

Property 4.The opposite sides of a rhombus are parallel.