**What makes a rhombus a rhombus?**

# 14 properties of a rhombus

**What is a Rhombus?**

A rhombus is most commonly recognized as a diamond, but it is not limited to this shape.

Let's take a look at 14 properties of a rhombus.

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**Rhombus is a Quadrilateral**, which means it has four sides, and the sides of a rhombus are congruent.

The opposite sides of a rhombus are parallel.

The opposite angles of a Rhombus are congruent.

The diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular.

The diagonals of a Rhombus create form four congruent interior triangles.

The diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other which means they cut each other in half.

The formula for finding the perimeter of a Rhombus equals 4 x sides.

The formula for area equals ½ d1 * d2

d = length of the diagonals.

A rhombus has all the properties of a parallelogram which include, opposite sides are congruent, the opposite angles are congruent, and the diagonals bisect each other.

All squares can be considered a rhombus, but all rhombuses are considered squares.

The diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other but do not have to be the same length.

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