How Much Do You Know About Areas Of Rectangles?

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How Much Do You Know About Areas Of Rectangles? - Quiz

The area of a polygon is the number of square units inside the polygon. To understand the difference between perimeter and area, think of perimeter as the length of fence needed to enclose the yard, whereas area is the spaceinside the yard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the .....?

    • A.

      Length by the width

    • B.

      Breath by the length

    • C.

      Width by the breath

    • D.

      Length by the breath

    Correct Answer
    A. Length by the width
    Explanation
    To find the area of a rectangle, you need to multiply the length by the width. The length represents the longer side of the rectangle, while the width represents the shorter side. Multiplying these two dimensions together gives you the total area enclosed by the rectangle.

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  • 2. 

    A square is a rectangle with how many equal sides?

    • A.

      Two unequal sides

    • B.

      Four equal sides

    • C.

      Three sides

    • D.

      Four curved sides

    Correct Answer
    B. Four equal sides
    Explanation
    A square is a special type of rectangle where all four sides are equal in length. Therefore, the correct answer is "four equal sides".

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  • 3. 

    The word rectangle comes from the ..... rectangulus?

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Spanish

    • D.

      Yoruba

    Correct Answer
    A. Latin
    Explanation
    The word rectangle comes from the Latin word "rectangulus." The Latin language has had a significant influence on the development of many modern languages, including English. It is common for scientific and technical terms to have Latin origins. In this case, the term "rectangle" has been derived from Latin, highlighting the historical and linguistic connections between Latin and the English language.

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  • 4. 

    A rectangle is a special case of a ......?

    • A.

      Cuboid

    • B.

      Polygon

    • C.

      Parallelogram

    • D.

      Octagon

    Correct Answer
    C. Parallelogram
    Explanation
    A rectangle is a special case of a parallelogram because it has four sides, opposite sides are parallel, and all angles are right angles. However, not all parallelograms are rectangles as they can have angles other than 90 degrees. Therefore, a rectangle can be considered as a specific type of parallelogram with additional properties.

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  • 5. 

    Who defines a rectangle more generally as any quadrilateral with axes of symmetry through each pair of opposite sides?

    • A.

      De Villiers

    • B.

      McGregory

    • C.

      Newton

    • D.

      Einstein

    Correct Answer
    A. De Villiers
    Explanation
    De Villiers defines a rectangle more generally as any quadrilateral with axes of symmetry through each pair of opposite sides.

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  • 6. 

    A rectangle with four sides of equal length is a .....?

    • A.

      Circle

    • B.

      Square

    • C.

      Triangle

    • D.

      Oval

    Correct Answer
    B. Square
    Explanation
    A rectangle with four sides of equal length is a square. A square is a type of rectangle where all four sides are equal in length and all angles are right angles. Therefore, a square can be considered as a special case of a rectangle where the length and width are the same.

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  • 7. 

    What is the term occasionally used to refer to a non-square rectangle?

    • A.

      Oblate

    • B.

      Prolate

    • C.

      Rectangle

    • D.

      Oblong

    Correct Answer
    D. Oblong
    Explanation
    Oblong is the term occasionally used to refer to a non-square rectangle. The term "oblong" is used to describe a rectangle that has unequal sides, where one side is longer than the other. This term is often used in informal or colloquial language to differentiate a rectangle with unequal sides from a square or a rectangle with equal sides.

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  • 8. 

    A crossed rectangle is a crossed (self-intersecting) quadrilateral which consists of how many opposite sides of a rectangle along with the two diagonals?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    A crossed rectangle consists of two opposite sides of a rectangle along with the two diagonals.

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  • 9. 

    Rectangle is a parallelogram with diagonals of equal ....?

    • A.

      Length

    • B.

      Width

    • C.

      Breadth

    • D.

      Height

    Correct Answer
    A. Length
    Explanation
    A rectangle is a parallelogram with diagonals of equal length. This means that the two diagonals of a rectangle are of the same length, regardless of the size or dimensions of the rectangle. The length of a rectangle refers to the longer side or dimension of the shape, while the width refers to the shorter side or dimension. Therefore, the correct answer is length.

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  • 10. 

    A convex quadrilateral has how many features?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    A convex quadrilateral has two features. The first feature is that all interior angles are less than 180 degrees, which means that the quadrilateral does not have any angles that are greater than 180 degrees. The second feature is that all four sides of the quadrilateral are straight and do not curve or bend. These two features are what define a convex quadrilateral and distinguish it from other types of quadrilaterals.

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