What is the difference between a rhombus and a parallelogram?
Answer: The difference between a parallelogram and a rhombus is that a parallelogram has opposite sides equal, while in a rhombus all four sides are equal in measurement.
Let's list down the differences below
A parallelogram is a four-sided convex polygon with opposite sides parallel and equal with opposite angles being equal.
A rhombus is a special type of parallelogram where all the sides are equal in measure with opposite sides being parallel.
Let's tabulate the differences between a parallelogram and a rhombus as follows.
|In a parallelogram, opposite sides are equal in measure.||In a rhombus, all sides are equal in measure|
|Diagonals bisect each other.||Diagonals bisect each other at 90 degrees.|
|The perimeter of a parallelogram is equal to 2(a + b) where a and b are the side and the base respectively.||
The perimeter of a rhombus is equal to 4x where x is the measure of each side of a rhombus.
|The area of a parallelogram is given by b × h where b and h represent the base and the height respectively.||The area of a rhombus is given by d1d2/2 where d1 and d2 denote the length of the two diagonals.|
|Every parallelogram is not a rhombus.||Every rhombus is a parallelogram.|
Below is the image shown for a parallelogram
AB = CD, AD = CB
Below is the image shown for a rhombus
AB = BC = CD = AD