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# Rhombus

As far as Euclidean geometry is concerned a rhombus is a form of the quadrilateral. It’s a specific example of a parallelogram in which the diagonals cross at 90 degrees. This is the basic characteristic of the rhombus. In appearance, a rhombus is similar to a diamond. As a result, it is also known as a diamond. Because all of its sides are the same length, a rhombus is also known as an equilateral quadrilateral. The name ‘rhombus’ is derived from the ancient Greek word ‘rhombus,’ which literally means “to go round and round”.

## Area of Rhombus

The area of a rhombus in two-dimensional space can be explained as the amount of space enclosed by a rhombus. The area of a rhombus, which is shaped like a diamond, can be calculated in a variety of methods.

There are two techniques to calculate and measure the area of a rhombus. The first step is to multiply the diagonals of a rhombus, which are the two crossing lines that form a cross shape. If the horizontal diagonal is 5 cm and the vertical diagonal is 6 cm, the rhombus in question has a 30 cm2 area.

The second method for calculating and measuring the area of a rhombus is to use the base and height. Multiply the base and height, just like you did with the diagonals, to get the area. A rhombus with an 8-cm base and a 12-cm height has a surface area of 96 cm2.

## Definition of Rhombus

A rhombus is an example of a quadrilateral with four sides that is a similar case of a parallelogram. On a rhombus, the opposing sides are parallel, and the opposing angles are equal. Furthermore, all of a rhombus’s sides are the same length, and the diagonals bisect each other at right angles. A square and a rhombus differ in that a square’s angles must all be right angles, whereas a rhombus’ angles do not have to be perfect angles. As a result, a right-angled rhombus becomes a square. Every square is a rhombus, but not all rhombus are squares. A rhombus can alternatively be referred to as a diamond or a rhombus diamond. The plural form of the rhombus is rhombuses.

## Properties of Rhombus

• The rhombus has an equal number of sides.
• A rhombus’s opposite sides are parallel.
• A rhombus’s opposite angles are equal.
• When you add two adjacent angles in a rhombus it is 180°.
• A rhombus has four interior angles: two obtuse angles and two acute angles.
• There are four vertices in a rhombus.
• A rhombus has two symmetry lines.
• The diagonals are not equal in length; one is shorter than the other. Angles perpendicular to the longer diagonal are larger than angles perpendicular to the shorter diagonal.

## Angular Properties of Rhombus

The following are some interesting rhombus angles facts:

• In a rhombus, there are four inner angles.
• The total of a rhombus’ inner angles is 360 degrees.
• A rhombus’s opposite angles are equal to each other.
• In a rhombus, the angles adjacent to each other are supplementary.
• In a rhombus, diagonals intersect at 90 degrees.
• Each of a rhombus’ angles is bisected by its diagonals.

## Real-life Examples of a Rhombus

Rhombus can be found in many things around us, including a kite, automobile windows, rhombus-shaped earrings, building structures, mirrors, and even a piece of a baseball field. The Rhombus shape can also be seen in a number of well-known architectural structures around the world. The Rhombic shape is so popular because it is symmetrical and has a very attractive and pleasing shape. Because all four sides of the Rhombus are equal, the shape is also geometrically viable.