Wednesday
October 22, 2014

Homework Help: Geometry

Posted by Azlin on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 4:14pm.

I need help with this.

Use the Law Of Syllogism to determine a conclusion from statements 1 & 2.
1. All squares are rhombuses
2. The diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular.




What can we say about the diagonals of all squares then?


the diagonals of all squares are perpendicular.


You got it.
It might be useful to know too that squares are the the intersection of rectangles and rhombuses. They have all the properites of both sets.
For your syllogism question, if something is true for a set or collection, as it is here for rhombuses, then it's true for all members of any subset, in this case squares.


That seems so simple. I guess the way I read it just confused me a bit.

Thank you!

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

geometry - I honestly need help on this question. Determine whether statement(3...
math - a student said that all squares are rectangles, but not all squares are ...
math - a student said that all squares are rectangles, but not all squares are ...
math - Which of the following is a true statement? A. All squares are rectangles...
math - Determine if the argument is valid or invalid. Give a reason to justify ...
Help with deductive reasoning - Determine whether you can use the Law of ...
math Law of Syllogism and Law of Detachment - What is the difference between Law...
philosophy - Supply the missing premise or conclusion of the ff. enthymeme in ...
philosophy - Supply the missing premise or conclusion of the ff. enthymeme in ...
philosophy - Supply the missing premise or conclusion of the ff. enthymeme in ...

Search
Members