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January 26, 2015

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

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 12:04pmThe 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 12:44pmOf 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 5:40pmExplain how you can use a quick picture to find 3 times 2.7.

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