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Old 16.07.2020, 21:18
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Re: Green rhombus vs yellow

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But if it's squashable, shouldn't it be three dimensional?
No. You can squash two d objects.
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Old 17.07.2020, 09:32
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Re: Green rhombus vs yellow

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Thanks for letting me win. I just don't know why. Is it because a rhombus is a bit like a squashed square? But if it's squashable, shouldn't it be three dimensional? In which case, you win after all.
A quadrangle is a shape which has four corners.
A rectangle is a quadrangle where the angles of the corners are all 90°.
A rhombus is an equilateral quadrangle (a quadrangle where all sides have the same length).
A square is a rectangle whose side have all the same length. Or in oder words, a square is a equilateral quadrangle whose angles are 90°. Or in other words, a square is rhombus where the angles are 90°. It is a rectangular rhombus and a rhomboid rectangle at the same time.

In short: a square is a special case of a rhombus and a square is a special case of a rectangle. The only rectangle which is also a rhombus is the square.
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Re: Green rhombus vs yellow

About 100 hiking trails (regional, national, international, or historical, etc) are marked with a green square. Some parts are marked by a green square only. AFAIK these are the only green signs used in CH in connection with hiking trails.

If you turn that square by 45°, as if only one of the four nails/screws holding it was remaining, you get something in green resembling the yellow Wanderweg rhombus.

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Old 17.07.2020, 20:19
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A quadrangle is a shape which has four corners.....
Naughty, they only call it that to get German speakers confused, I'm sure.
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Naughty, they only call it that to get German speakers confused, I'm sure.
Dreiwinkel, Vierwinkel, Fünfwinkel?
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Dreiwinkel, Vierwinkel, Fünfwinkel?
Quadrat, silly.
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Quadrat, silly.

(Picturing a rat on a tiny green quad) But maybe it was a different kind of journey which was being undertaken?
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