Friday, 28 July 2017

Quadrilaterals II: Know the Properties of Rectangle in 2 minutes!

In this post, we will discuss important properties of rectangle that will help you solve questions that are asked on quadrilaterals in SSC Exams.

Properties of rectangle

Rectangle is a simple and common quadrilateral about which we have been studying since our childhood days. Any competitive exam, especially in SSC Exams minimum two questions are asked on rectangles. In this post, we have discussed properties of rectangle that will help you solve these questions when asked in SSC Exams.

In our previous post, we have discussed properties of parallelogram. Rectangle is no different than a parallelogram, it is a special type of parallelogram. Hence, before moving further, quickly review the properties of parallelogram that will help you in better understanding the properties of rectangle. 

What is a Rectangle? 

A rectangle is a four sided closed figure. It is a special case of a parallelogram. All rectangles are parallelograms but all parallelograms are not rectangles. Any parallelogram where the sides are perpendicular and all the angles are 90 degrees, is called a rectangle. A rectangle is a parallelogram where all the interior angles equal to 90 degrees.


Properties of Rectangle 1: 

In a rectangle, all the opposite sides are equal and parallel to each other. 
In the rectangle ABCD below, 
                                                 AB = CD and BC = CD
                                                 AB // BC and BC // AB

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Properties of Rectangle 2: 

In a rectangle, all the angles are equal to 90 degrees. 
Angle A = Angle B = Angle C = Angle D = 90 degrees

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Properties of Rectangle 3: 

In a rectangle, diagonals are equal. 
AC = BC

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Properties of Rectangle 4: 

In a rectangle, diagonals bisect each other.
AO = OC = BO = OC

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Area of a Rectangle


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Perimeter of a Rectangle


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Hope it's now easier for you to attempt questions that are based on the properties of rectangle.

Do write in the comments section below on how this post has helped you understand the properties of rectangle asked in mock tests for SSC CGL. Also, download free questionnaire for practice!

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