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# Help! 3rd grade math problem..

Posted by 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 >> ðŸ˜¯. 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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by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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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.

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

Draw them up and whip out a protractor.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Thank you! :)

Quoting CamMa:

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by Anonymous 1 - 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.

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

16 right angles

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

16. Rhombuses do not have right angles.

by Anonymous 1 - 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.

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

Quoting mereinhart28:

16. Rhombuses do not have right angles.

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