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# What is an example of a rhombus in real life?

**A kite is a real life example of a rhombus shape.** However, while a kite has a rhombus shape, it is not a rhombus.

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A rhombus is a type of parallelogram and a parallelogram has two sets of parallel sides and it is a simple quadrilateral. The rhombus has four straight, equal sides and it is flat. The length of all four sides is equal, and the opposite angles are equal. To calculate the area of a rhombus, use the following formula: area = altitude x side length. To get the perimeter, simply take the side length and multiple this by four.

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## How many lines of symmetry does a kite have?

A: A kite, which is a quadrilateral with two different pairs of adjacent sides that are equal in length, has only one line of symmetry. A line of symmetry for... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you find the area of a kite?

A: The area of a regular kite can be determined by multiplying the lengths of the two diagonals and dividing the product by 2. If d1 and d2 are the lengths of... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## Is a rhombus a parallelogram?

A: A rhombus is a four-sided figure with opposite sides parallel, making it a parallelogram. The rhombus differs from other parallelograms in that all four si... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is the difference between a parallelogram and a rhombus?

A: The difference between a parallelogram and a rhombus is that a parallelogram is a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel to one another regardless... Full Answer >Filed Under: