Posted by **Amanda** on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:43am.

"You have been asked to help build a rectangular play area at the new Tracy elementary school. You arrive at the site eager to begin! Much to your surprise, the only things available to work with are two pieces of rope.

Explain how you can use the rope to find the vertices of the rectangle. Include an illustration and a detailed explanation of your solution."

So I've been stuck on this for a while now, and i cant figure it out, I know it has something to do with properties of a parallelogram/rectangle.

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**Damon**, Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:04pm
The opposite sides have to be the same. That makes it a parallelogram, a good start.

Now the diagonals have to be the same. That makes it a rectangle.

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**Steve**, Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:44pm
Of course, bear in mind that the diagonal can't be longer than the longer of the two ropes. (Unless you can join them together)

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**Scarlet**, Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 5:40pm
Explain how you can use a quick picture to find 3 times 2.7.

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