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## Who discovered trapezium?

Galileo Galilei

It was discovered by Galileo Galilei. On February 4, 1617 he sketched three of the stars (A, C, D), but missed the surrounding nebulosity….Trapezium Cluster.

Trapezium | |
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Right ascension | 05h 35.4m |

Declination | −05° 27′ |

Distance | 1,344±20 ly (412 pc) |

Apparent magnitude (V) | 4.0 |

## When was the trapezoid invented?

Etymology and trapezium vs trapezoid Two types of trapezia were introduced by Proclus (412 to 485 AD) in his commentary on the first book of Euclid’s Elements: one pair of parallel sides – a trapezium (τραπέζιον), divided into isosceles (equal legs) and scalene (unequal) trapeziums.

**How do Trapeziums look?**

Trapezoid – Definition with Examples A trapezoid, also known as a trapezium, is a flat closed shape having 4 straight sides, with one pair of parallel sides. The parallel sides of a trapezium are known as the bases, and its non-parallel sides are called legs. A trapezium can also have parallel legs.

**Where did the word trapezoid originate?**

The word trapezoid comes from the Greek trapeza meaning “table” and -oeides meaning “shaped.” Think of a trapezoid as table-shaped. It has a pair of parallel sides that are also known as the bases of the figure. To find the area of a trapezoid, take the average of the bases and multiply it by the height.

### Can you break your trapezium?

The trapezium is rarely injured, representing about 4 percent of all carpal fractures [1-6]. When present, trapezium fractures often occur in association with other injuries, most commonly fracture of the first (thumb) metacarpal followed by other carpal bone injuries and the distal radius [7].

### Can a trapezoid have 3 equal sides?

A 3-sides-equal trapezoid is an isosceles trapezoid having at least three congruent sides. Below is a picture of a 3-sides-equal trapezoid. In some dialects of English (e.g. British English), this figure is referred to as a 3-sides-equal trapezium.

**What does a right triangle look like?**

A right triangle consists of two legs and a hypotenuse. The two legs meet at a 90° angle and the hypotenuse is the longest side of the right triangle and is the side opposite the right angle. There are a couple of special types of right triangles, like the 45°-45° right triangles and the 30°-60° right triangle.

**Are parallelograms Trapeziums?**

A trapezium is not a parallelogram because a parallelogram has 2 pairs of parallel sides. But a trapezium only has 1 pair of parallel sides.

#### Is rhombus a square?

The sides of a square are perpendicular to each other and its diagonals are of equal length. A rhombus is a quadrilateral in which the opposite sides are parallel and the opposite angles are equal….Difference Between Square and Rhombus.

SQUARE | RHOMBUS |
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A square has four lines of symmetry. | A rhombus has two lines of symmetry. |

#### Which is the best definition of a trapezium?

Definition of trapezium. 1a : a quadrilateral with no parallel sides. b British : trapezoid sense 1a. 2 : a bone in the wrist at the base of the metacarpal of the thumb.

**How to find the perimeter of a trapezium?**

Example 3: Find the length of one side of trapezium, if the rest three sides measure 10 units, 12 units, 7 units, and perimeter is 40 units. Solution: As we know, the perimeter of a trapezium is given as the sum of all its sides. Let the length to be found is l units.Thus, the perimeter = 40 = 10 + 12 + 7 + l ⇒ l = 40 – (10 + 12 + 7) = 11 units.

**How are the diagonals of a trapezium sum up?**

The diagonals of a trapezium always intersect each other. The adjacent interior angles in a trapezium sum up to be 180°. The sum of all the interior angles in a trapezium is always 360°. Area and Perimeter of Trapezium

## What kind of trapezoid has the same length as the legs?

An isosceles trapezoid is a trapezoid where the sides (legs) have the same length, and the base angles have the same measure. It has reflection symmetry. This is possible for acute or right trapezoids. A parallelogram is a trapezoid with two pairs of parallel sides.