Monday, 31 July 2017

Quadrilateral V: Now Handle Properties of Trapezium with Ease!

It's now easier than ever before to understand properties of trapezium. Read on to find easy ways to remember properties of trapezium for upcoming SSC Exams. 
Properties of trapezium

Often SSC aspirants get confused between the properties of trapezium and parallelogram. In this post, we have briefly discussed properties of trapezium which will clear your confusion and help you solve geometric questions asked on them. 

In our previous posts, we have discussed properties of parallelogramrectangle, and rhombus. Refer to these posts so that you can have a firm grip on properties of trapezium. 

What is a Trapezium? 

A trapezium is a four sided, closed figure with a pair of parallel lines. It is a quadrilateral, and all its angles sum up to 360°.

Properties of trapezium

Properties of Trapezium

Properties of Trapezium 1: 

In a trapezium ABCD, the bases (top and bottom) of a trapezoid are parallel, and all the angles, diagonals and sides are not congruent.

AB//CD 

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Properties of Trapezium 2: 

In a trapezium ABCD, EF the median, is a line which is parallel to the parallel lines and it is equidistant from them.

EF is the median 

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Properties of trapezium

Area of a Trapezium


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Properties of trapezium

Perimeter of a Trapezium 


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Properties of trapezium

Types of Trapeziums: 

Isosceles Trapezium

An isosceles trapezium is a type of trapezium where two non-parallel sides are equal. Iscocles trapezium is a cyclic trapezium where all the four vertexes lie on the circumference of the circle. 

In a trapezium ABCD, 

AD = BC 
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Right-Angled Trapezium 

If there are two right angles in a trapezium, then it is called as a right-angled trapezium.

In a trapezium ABCD,

∟DAB = 90° 
∟ADC =90°

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Scalene Trapezium 

A scalene trapezium is a type of trapezium where all the sides are different in length. 

Properties of trapezium

Hope now it's no longer difficult for you to understand the properties of trapezium. Do write in the comment section on how this blog has helped you understand the properties of trapezium. Download some free questions for practice for the SSC CGL Exam.

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Quadrilateral IV: An Easy Way To Remember Properties of Squares

In this post, we will discuss Properties of Squares that will help you solve geometric questions that are asked in SSC CGL Exam.


Properties of Squares

Do you remember the cartoon character the “Sponge Bob”?  Well, who doesn’t?  The cute little sponge bob who made our childhood special. You might be wondering why are we discussing this? Can you remember the shape of Sponge Bob? Yes, you got it right! Square. Now, what do know about squares? Do we know the Properties of Squares?

In this post, we will discuss all the properties of squares that will help you attempt geometric questions that are asked in SSC Exams.

In our previous posts, we have discussed properties of parallelogram, rectangle, and rhombus. Quickly review these concepts to have a deep understanding of Properties of Squares.


What is a Square?

A square is four sided closed figure. It is a parallelogram whose angles are perpendicular and all the sides are equal to each other. 


Properties of Squares

Properties of Squares 1: 

In a square, all the sides are equal to each other. 


AB = BC = CD = DA 

Properties of Squares

Properties of Squares 2: 

In a square, opposite sides are parallel to each other.


AB// CD 
BC// AD 


Properties of Squares 3: 

In a square, All the angles equal to 90°. 


 ∠A = ∠B = ∠C = ∠D = 90°


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Properties of Squares 4: 

In a square, diagonals are equal in length.  


AC = BD

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Properties of Squares 5: 

In a square, diagonals bisect each other perpendicularly. 

AC = BD; AO = BO = CO = DO  

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Area and Perimeter of a Square:


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Hope now it's easy for you to remember all the properties of squares. 

Do write in the comment section below on how this blog has helped you solve geometric questions that are asked on Properties of Squares and download free questions for practice for SSC CGL Exam this year.

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SSC CGL 2016 Final Result To Be Declared On August 4. Find All Details Here

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is likely to declare the SSC CGL 2016 Final Result on August 4, 2017. Read on to know more about the latest SSC Notification.

SSC CGL 2016 Final Result

In a notification issued on Friday, the Commission said the SSC CGL 2016 final result could be released tentatively on 4th August 2017 at 2300 hours. Find the official SSC notification below.


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) declares the results of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 & Tier 4 exams based on the SSC CGL Cutoffs.

All the candidates who appeared for the SSC CGL exam last year can check their scores at ssc.nic.in.

How To Check SSC CGL 2016 Final Result?

Find below an easy step-by-step guide to check the SSC CGL 2016 Final Result:

Step 1. Go to official website for SSC
Step 2. Click on the link Final Result of Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016
Step 3. PDF containing a list of candidates who have qualified will be shown. The list will have the names and roll numbers of candidates who have cleared the SSC CGL 2016

Please note: All the candidates are advised to take print out of the same for future reference.

SSC CGL Admit Cards

Meanwhile, SSC has released the admit card for candidates appearing for the Combined Graduate Level Tier 1 (CGL Tier 1) examination 2017. Find the official SSC notification below.


Candidates can download the admit cards for SSC CGL Tier 1 examination from SSC’s official website.

About SSC

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) works under the Government of India and recruits staff for several posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in subordinate offices.

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Quadrilaterals III - Learn 5 Rhombus Properties in Just 5 Minutes

In this post, we will discuss top 5 Rhombus Properties that will help you solve questions that are asked on Quadrilaterals in SSC CGL Exam. 

rhombus properties


Kites and diamonds are objects that are in a shape of a rhombus. A rhombus is an attractive shape and often questions are asked on it in SSC Exams. Questions on rhombus from quadrilaterals can be solved easily if you know all the rhombus properties. 

Before discussing rhombus properties, let's have a quick glance at our previous posts where we have discussed some special properties of a parallelogram and rectangle.


What is a Rhombus? 

A rhombus is a four sided, closed shape figure. It is a special type of parallelogram where all the sides are equal. 




Rhombus Properties 1: 

In a rhombus, all the sides are equal to each other. 
ABCD is a rhombus, 
AB = BC= CD = AD 

Rhombus Properties 2:

In a rhombus, opposite sides are parallel to each other. 
ABCD is a rhombus, 
AB//CD and AB//BC



Rhombus properties 3: 

In a rhombus, diagonals bisect each other. ABCD is a rhombus where 
AO = OC, BO = OD



Rhombus Properties 4: 

In a rhombus, all the angles equal to 360°
∠A +  ∠B + ∠C + ∠D = 360


Rhombus Properties 5: 

In a rhombus, diagonals bisect each other perpendicularly. 
∟AOB = ∟AOC = ∟COD = ∟DOD = 90°

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Perimeter of a Rhombus


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Area of a Rhombus 


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Hope you had fun reading this simple post. All the SSC aspirants out there, best of luck for your exams. Do write in the comment section below on how this post has helped you solve geometric questions asked on rhombus properties. Also, download free questions for practice. 

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Daily Update On Current Affairs - July 31,2017

Current Affairs
Here's your daily summary of Current Affairs.


Maharashtra govt to encourage the use of bicycle by intending to create cycle tracks

Current Affairs
The state government has taken an initiative to encourage the use of bicycle by intending to create cycle tracks through 'streets with cycle track' project starting from the smaller cities instead of a congested city like Mumbai. The pilot project 'streets with cycle track' will be implemented in 10 cities across the state such as Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Chandrapur, Latur, Aurangabad, Amaravati and Jalgaon. Although the Mumbai is not the part of the pilot project due to traffic congestion issue, however, there is a possibility of including Navi Mumbai in the project. Besides, cycle track project may be a part of Mumbai's coastal road and be executed on the new upcoming roads.

Muntra: India’s first unmanned tank rolled out by DRDO  

Current Affairs
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has rolled out Muntra, India’s first unmanned, remotely operated tank at the Chennai lab. It is launched in three variants Muntra-S, Muntra-M and Muntra-N for surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with the nuclear and biological threats.  It is also likely to be used in Naxal-hit areas.

Punjab launches Employment generation scheme- Apni Gaddi Apni Rozgar 

Current Affairs
The Punjab Govt has launched its employment generation scheme Apni Gaddi Apni Rozgar, by giving 100 Motorbikes to unemployed youth at subsidized rates. This is to generate employment opportunities for them. The scheme aims to generate entrepreneurship. In the first phase, four regions of Punjab are being covered.

755 US diplomats must leave Russia says, Putin     

Current Affairs
In a move that followed tough new American sanctions, President Vladimir Putin today said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time. The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washington to cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 the same number in Moscow has in the US. Putin said in an interview with Rossiya-24 television that more than a thousand people were working and are still working at the US embassy and consulates. He said 755 people must stop their activities in Russia. Putin added that an upturn in Russia's relations with Washington could not be expected "anytime soon".

US successfully tests missile-interceptor system after North Korea's test of ballistic missile           

Current Affairs
The US forces carried out a successful test today of a missile-interception system. Military officials said, the test of the THAAD system, which the United States wants to set up in South Korea, came two days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM. The US Missile Defense Agency said, in the American test, a medium-range missile was launched from a US Air Force C-17 aircraft flying over the Pacific and a THAAD unit in Alaska detected, tracked and intercepted the target.

China successfully produces gas from flammable ice under the South China Sea

Current Affairs
China has successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as “flammable ice," in an experimental project in the South China Sea (SCS). As a part of the experiment, a drilling platform had produced a total of 309,000 cubic metres of natural gas from gas hydrate in 60 days.

Canara Bank launches its first fully digital branch in Bangalore 

Current Affairs
Canara Bank has opened “CANDI," its first fully digital branch in Bangalore. The branch aims to provide end to end digital experience to its customers and will help them get all the information they want on their accounts without visiting the branch at all. The Bank becomes the first PSU bank in the country to introduce artificial intelligence in Banking. A humanoid has been introduced to answer basic questions to the customers.

Magsaysay awards announced

Current Affairs
This year’s Ramon Magsaysay awards have been announced. Japanese historian Yoshiaki Ishizawa and Sri Lankan teacher Gethsie Shanmugam are amongst the six winners of the award this year. The awards were instituted in the memory of the former Philippine President, Ramon Magsaysay and were first awarded in 1958. Now, it is an annual affair.

India to field the biggest contingent at World Badminton Championship    

Current Affairs
India will be fielding the biggest contingent at the World Badminton Championship which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, with the four shuttlers qualifying in both men's and women's singles competition. In the men's singles competition, Sameer Verma will be competing along with K Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram. In women's section, Rituparna Das and Tanvi Lad have also qualified behind Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu. The World Championship will be held from August 21 to 27.

India bags 24 medals at Jordan Open TT

Current Affairs
India has bagged a rich haul of 24 medals at the Jordan Junior at Cadet Open table tennis tournament. The tally includes seven Gold, seven Silver, and 10 Bronze medals. In the event held at Amman, India ended as the second best finishers. 
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