Posted by **jasmine20** on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 8:33pm.

theres a diagram which in the diagram the points are: (-3,1),(0,3),(2,0),

(-1,-2).

And the directions say:

use the concept of slope to determine if the given figure is a parallelogram or a rectangle:

so this is what i did please can someone check it to see if i am correct.

M[(-3,1) to(0,3)]=(3–1)/(0-(-3)) = 2/3

M[(-1,-2)to(2,0)]=(0–(-2))/(2–(-1))= 2/3

Opposite sides are parallel, so now we test the other sides. M[(-3,1) to (-1,-2)]=(-2-1)/(-1+3)=-3/2

M [(0,3) to (2,0)]=(0–3)/(2–0) = -3 /2

Opposite sides are parallel, so we have a parallelogram.

Rectangle?

M [(-3,1)to(-1,-2)]=(-2-1)/(-1-3)= -3/2

-M or the perpendicular to the slope is 2/3

All four corners are perpendicular (forming ninety degree angles). This parallelogram is a rectangle.

correct. Inverse negative slope means perpendicular.

Just a nitpick on the question: Rectangles are parallelograms, you can check the dictionary definition of parallelogram and you will see easily that a rectangle is a parallelogram.

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