Alyce S.

asked • 02/06/17

Write a plan to prove that the midpoins of the sides of a rhombus determine a rectangle using coordinate geometry.

Full Question: The coordinates for a rhombus are given (2a, 0), (0, 2b), (-2a, 0), (0,-2b). Write a plan to prove that the midpoints of the sides of a rhombus determine a rectangle using coordinate geometry. Be sure to include the formulas.
 
Image Description: The image looks like a rhombus. The very top vertex ( (0,2b), the left vertex ( (-2a, 0) ), the bottom vertex ( (0,-2b, the right vertex ( (2a,0) ). There are four more vertexs on the figure. (-a,-b) is in the middle of (-2a, 0), (a,-b) is in the middle of (0,-2b) and (2a,0), (a, b) is in the middle of (0,2b) and (2a,0), and finally (-a,b) is in the middle of (0,2b) and (-2a,0) 
 
I'm not really good with proofs, so I don't really know where to even start. So if someone could please help me answer this and go into detail so I understand what I'm doing, that would be awesome! Thank you to whoever helps.
 
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