IntroductionHello! my name is Rayna. I am sixteen yearsold and I go to New Heights Academy CharterSchool. I am currently taking a geometry classwhich is taught by my teacher Ms.Bush. Andthe goal of this project is to describe andexplain the characteristics of a rectangle.
Basic PropertiesA rectangle has four sides and two pairs havethe same length. And, in order to find thediagonals of a rectangle, one must use thePythagorean theorem.
Specific PropertiesA rectangle is a plane figure with four rightangles and congruent diagonals. Also, itsopposite sides are parallel and congruent.The consecutive angles are supplementary.The length of opposite sides are equal. Andthe diagonals bisect each other.
ComparisonAll of the parallelograms are similar to oneanother because, each of their angles mustadd up to a total of 360°. Therefore eachangle equals 90°. Rectangles opposite sidesare all parallel. Plus, they each have foursides. In addition to the fact that, they eachare quadrilaterals.
ContrastThis shape is unlike other parallelogramsbecause this one has adjacent angles that areequal. A rhombus is a quadrilateral with fourequal sides and a rectangle is a quadrilateralwith four right angles. A rectangle isespecially unlike others because all angles addup to ninety degrees.
ProblemFrancis constructed a rectangular path. The distancearound the rectangular path is 42m. The length of thepath is 3m less than twice the width. Find the lengthand width of the path.
○ ExamplesExamples of this rectangle in everyday life isof the rectangle inreal life are a laptop, a Scott Foresmandictionary, and a McDougal Littell geometrytextbook. These four all have four rightangles, parallel sides, 90° angles. Plus all fourshapes have four sides.
Conclusion Overall, this project was a learning experience for me. For example I learnedthat; in a rectangle there at least have to be two congruent sides, and Ilearned that a rectangle is a plane figure, the adjacent angles are equal andall of the angles added up are 360°. The most surprising thing I found outduring this project was how much each of the parallelograms have incommon. I also enjoyed Photo Story a lot because the special effects areamazing plus it had many unique components which allowed me to create aneven more interesting story about my shape, it allows me to animate mywork, insert the pictures I needed when necessary and it makes your workpresentable.
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