# Rectangle. Formulas and Properties of a Rectangle

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Definition of a rectangle
The basic properties of a rectangle
The sides of a rectangle
The diagonal of a rectangle
The perimeter of a rectangle
The area of a rectangle
The circumscribed circle of a rectangle (circumcircle)
The angle between the side and diagonal
The angle between the diagonals

Definition.

**Rectangle**- is a quadrilateral in which two opposite sides are equal and all angles is right.

Rectangles differ only ratio of long side to short but four angles is right, that is 90 degrees.

The sides of the rectangle is both its altitudes.

Fig.1 | Fig.2 |

## The basic properties of a rectangle

Rectangle can be a parallelogram, rhombus or square in which all the angles right.

1. An opposite sides of the rectangle are the same length, i.e. they are equal:

AB = CD, BC = AD

2. An opposite sides of the rectangle are parallel:

AB||CD, BC||AD

3. An adjacent sides of the rectangle are always perpendicular:

AB

_{┴}BC, BC

_{┴}CD, CD

_{┴}AD, AD

_{┴}AB

4. All four angles of the rectangle is right:

∠ABC = ∠BCD = ∠CDA = ∠DAB = 90°

5. The sum all of the angles of a rectangle is equal to 360 degrees:

∠ABC + ∠BCD + ∠CDA + ∠DAB = 360°

6. A diagonals of the rectangle are equal:

AC = BD

7. The sum of the squares two diagonals is equal to the sum of the squares of the sides:

2d

^{2}= 2a

^{2}+ 2b

^{2}

8. The each diagonal divides the rectangle into two equal shape, namely a right triangle.

9. A diagonal of a rectangle in half divides each other:

AO = BO = CO = DO = | d | ||

2 |

10. Intersection point of the diagonals is called the center of the rectangle and also a center of the circumcircle (incenter).

11. Diagonal of a rectangle is the diameter of the circumcircle.

12. Around the rectangle can always describe a circle, because the sum of the opposite angles is 180 degrees:

∠ABC = ∠CDA = 180° ∠BCD = ∠DAB = 180°

13. In rectangle with the different size of sides never enter the incircle.

## A rectangle sides

Definition.

The **length of rectangle**is called the length of the longer pair of its sides. The

**width of rectangle**is called the length of the shorter pair of its sides.

### A rectangle sides formulas:

1. Formula of rectangle sides in terms of diagonal and another rectangle side:
a = √d
b = √d

^{2}- b

^{2}

^{2}- a

^{2}

2. Formula of rectangle sides in terms of area and another rectangle side:

a = | A |

b |

b = | A |

a |

3. Formula of rectangle sides in terms of perimeter and another rectangle side:

a = | P - 2b |

2 |

b = | P - 2a |

2 |

4. Formula of rectangle sides in terms of diagonal and angle α:
a = d sinα
b = d cosα

5. Formula of rectangle sides in terms of diagonal and angle β:

a = d sin | β |

2 |

b = d cos | β |

2 |

## The diagonal of a rectangle

Definition.

**The diagonal of a rectangle**is any segment that connects two opposite vertices of a rectangle.

### Diagonal of a rectangle formulas:

1. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of rectangle sides (by the Pythagorean theorem)::

d = √a

^{2}+ b

^{2}

2. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of square and rectangle side:

d = | √A^{2} + a^{4} | = | √A^{2} + b^{4} |

a | b |

3. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of perimeter and rectangle side:

d = | √P^{2} - 4Pa + 8a^{2} | = | √P^{2} - 4Pb + 8b^{2} |

2 | 2 |

4. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of radius of the escribed circle (excircle):

d = 2R

5. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of diameter of the escribed circle (excircle):

d = D

_{c}

6. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of sine of the angle that adjacent to the diagonal and the opposite side of the angle:

d = | a |

sin α |

7. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of cosine of the angle that adjacent to the diagonal and the adjacent side of the angle:

d = | b |

cos α |

8. Formula of rectangle diagonal in terms of sine of the acute angle between the diagonals and the area of a rectangle

d = √2A : sin β

## The perimeter of a rectangle

Definition.

**The perimeter of a rectangle**is the sum of the lengths of all rectangle sides.

### Perimeter of a rectangle formulas

1. Formula of rectangle perimeter in terms of rectangle sides: P = 2a + 2b

P = 2(a + b)

2. Formula of rectangle perimeter in terms of area and rectangle side:

P = | 2A + 2a^{2} | = | 2A + 2b^{2} |

a | b |

3. Formula of rectangle perimeter in terms of diagonal and rectangle side: P = 2(a + √d

^{2}- a

^{2}) = 2(b + √d

^{2}- b

^{2})

4. Formula of rectangle perimeter in terms of radius of the escribed circle (excircle) and rectangle side:
P = 2(a + √4R

^{2}- a

^{2}) = 2(b + √4R

^{2}- b

^{2})

5. Formula of rectangle perimeter in terms of diameter of the escribed circle (excircle) and rectangle side: P = 2(a + √D

_{c}

^{2}- a

^{2}) = 2(b + √D

_{c}

^{2}- b

^{2})

## The area of a rectangle

Definition.

**The area of a rectangle**the space is restricted rectangle sides or within the perimeter of a rectangle.

### Area of a rectangle formulas

1. Formula of rectangle area in terms of rectangle sides:A = a · b

2. Formula of rectangle area in terms of perimeter and rectangle side:

A = | Pa - 2a^{2} | = | Pb - 2b^{2} |

2 | 2 |

3. Formula of rectangle area in terms of diagonal and rectangle side:
A = a√d

^{2}- a

^{2}= b√d

^{2}- b

^{2}

4. Formula of rectangle area in terms of sine of the acute angle between the diagonals and the diagonal of a rectangle:

A = | d^{2} · sin β |

2 |

5. Formula of rectangle area in terms of radius of the escribed circle (excircle) and rectangle side:A = a√4R

^{2}- a

^{2}= b√4R

^{2}- b

^{2}

6. Formula of rectangle area in terms of diameter of the escribed circle (excircle) and rectangle side:
A = a√D

_{c}

^{2}- a

^{2}= b√D

_{c}

^{2}- b

^{2}

## The circumscribed circle of a rectangle (circumcircle)

Definition.

**The circumscribed circle of a rectangle (circumcircle)**circle which passes only four vertex of the angle and has a center at the intersection of the diagonals of the rectangle.

### Radius of a rectangle formulas:

1. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of rectangle sides:

R = | √a^{2} + b^{2} |

2 |

2. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of perimeter and rectangle side:

R = | √P^{2} - 4Pa + 8a^{2} | = | √P^{2} - 4Pb + 8b^{2} |

4 | 4 |

3. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of area and rectangle side:

R = | √AS^{2} + a^{4} | = | √S^{2} + b^{4} |

2a | 2b |

4. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of diagonal:

R = | d |

2 |

5. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of diameter of the escribed circle (excircle):

R = | D_{c} |

2 |

6. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of sine of the angle that adjacent to the diagonal and the opposite side of the angle:

R = | a |

2sin α |

7. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of cosine of the angle that adjacent to the diagonal and the adjacent side of the angle:

R = | b |

2cos α |

8. Formula of rectangle circumscribed radius in terms of sine of the acute angle between the diagonals and the area of a rectangle:

R = | √2A : sin β |

2 |

## An angle between the diagonal and rectangle side

### An angle between the diagonal and rectangle side formulas

1. Formula of angle between the diagonal and rectangle side in terms of diagonal and rectangle side:

sin α = | a |

d |

cos α = | b |

d |

2. Formula of angle between the diagonal and rectangle side in terms of angle between the diagonals:

α = | β |

2 |

## An angle between the rectangle diagonals

### An angle between the rectangle diagonals formulas:

1. Formula of angle between the rectangle diagonals in terms of angle between the diagonal and rectangle side:
β = 2α

2. Formula of angle between the rectangle diagonals in terms of area and rectangle diagonal:

sin β = | 2A |

d^{2} |

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Perimeter. Formulas of perimeter
Volume. Formulas of volume
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