Some examples of inclined planes include wheelchair ramps, airplane evaluation slides and various loading ramps used on trucks. An inclined plane refers to any structure that is oriented on an angle, which resembles a tr... More »

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

Refrigerator compressors and chemical hand warmers are both real-life examples of enthalpy. Both the vaporization of refrigerants in the compressor and the reaction to the iron oxidation in a hand warmer generate a chang... More »

Some tips for geometry proof practice are to break the problem down into smaller pieces, to label all necessary points, lines and planes and to write down the reasoning for each step. Another tip is to understand the pro... More »

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Two distinct planes intersect at a line, which forms two angles between the planes. Planes that lie parallel to each have no intersection. More »

Real-life examples of trapezoids include certain table tops, bridge supports, handbag sides and architectural elements. Since a trapezoid cannot be three-dimensional, many real-life examples of trapezoids are only partly... More »

Turtle shells, honeycombs, raspberries, quilts, fish scales and the art of M.C. Escher are just a few examples of real-life tessellations. Tessellations are patterns that repeat over and over without overlapping or leavi... More »