Parallel lines, perpendicular linesTwo straight lines are parallel if they never intersect.
Two straight lines are perpendicular if they form a right angle, that is, an angle that measures 90 degrees.
Perimeter, areaThe perimeter of a figure is the length of the circumference of the figure, the area of a figure is its surface, that is the number of small squares of edge 1 that we can put inside.
The rectangle below has a perimeter measuring 3 + 4 + 3 + 4 = 14 cm, and an area of 12 cm².
TrianglesA triangle is a figure which has 3 edges. There are several types of triangles :
A triangle which has 3 edges of the same length is called an equilateral triangle.
A triangle which has 2 edges of the same length is called an isosceles triangle.
A triangle which has a right angle is called a right-angled triangle.
The height of a triangle (red line) is the straight line which passes through a vertex and which is perpendicular to the opposite edge, called the base (green line).
The area of a triangle is equal to the length of the base (in green) times the length of the height (in red), divided by 2.
The area of each of the three triangles above is equal to the length of the green edge times the length of the red segment divided by two.
QuadrilateralsA quadrilateral is a figure which possesses 4 edges.
The diagonals in a quadrilateral are the straight lines which join opposite vertices.
A quadrilateral whose opposite edges are parallel is called a parallelogram. Its diagonals intersect at their centre. Conversely, if the diagonals of a quadrilateral intersect at their centre, then that quadrilateral is a parallelogram.
A quadrilateral which has 4 right angles is called a rectangle. Its diagonals intersect at their centre and have same length.
A quadrilateral which has 4 right angles and 4 edges of the same length is called a square. Its diagonals intersect at their centre, have same length, and are perpendicular.
If the diagonals are perpendicular but do not have the same length, then the quadrilateral is a diamond. It is a quadrilateral which has 4 edges of the same length.
CircleThe number is approximately 3,14.
The perimeter of a circle of radius r is equal to .
The area of a circle of radius r is equal to .
See also : geometry on fmaths.com