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Help! 3rd grade math problem..

Anonymous
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Tamera used 4 rectangles and 5 rhombuses in a drawing. How many right angles in all, are in the figures Tamera drew?

I have an idea of the answer and my dh has a different answer. Keep in mind that we both have college degrees. :-/. Our answers differ based on our knowledge of rhombuses. Sad, I know. *meekly cries out for help*

ETA: I spoke with the teacher this morning. She said, "Rhombuses don't have 90 degree angles." I said, "But the argument I'm getting is that a rhombus CAN have 90 degree angles." To which she replied, "true, but then you just have a square." My face >> 😯. Well, ok then. :)
Thank you for all of your opinions and help.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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CamMa
by Gold Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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bustybee
by Buzz Lightyear on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM

google says a rombus has acute and obtuse angles so my answer would be 16 right angles.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Draw them up and whip out a protractor. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Thank you! :)


Quoting CamMa:

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:13 PM
Yay! One vote for my answer. Thank you. :)


Quoting bustybee:

google says a rombus has acute and obtuse angles so my answer would be 16 right angles.


twinmommy2010
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:13 PM

16 right angles

mereinhart28
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

16. Rhombuses do not have right angles.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM
Well, the problem lies with the fact that I don't think rhombuses have right angles. My dh believes that they do. That's where the conflict is coming from.. :-/


Quoting Anonymous:

Draw them up and whip out a protractor. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM
1 mom liked this
Thank you!


Quoting mereinhart28:

16. Rhombuses do not have right angles.


M0M0F03
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:15 PM

My smart ass self, says there is no answer...but they likely want 16

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