"לטרפז יש ארבעה קודקודים."

Translation:A trapezoid has four vertices.

June 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

Thank you so much for including this skill. I keep forgetting the English terms for geometric terms and this is really helping. I just learned a new English word...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephanie51469

I couldn't disagree with you more. This section is really giving me a headache and I would prefer to skip it altogether :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaizalZahid

This one should have an image since English can be confusing sometimes...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yosef989163

The first picture is a טרפז. The second is not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dov360473

A trapezoid has to have one pair of parallel sides.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChickenRunner02

So a vertex is a corner, and trapezoid is American for trapezium. Is that right? I've never even heard of a trapezoid.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaraPride

Yes, I think you've got that right. The closed four-sided polygon with two parallel sides is definitely called a trapezoid in the U.S., and probably in Canada, too. A vertex is a point where edges meet, or colloquially, a corner.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoriaGandi

What are vertices?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaftaliFri1

The points of a shape. Places where there are corners, or angles.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yosef989163

Vertices (קודקודים) are dots or points (נקודות). Note the common root.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clairelanc3

Happy to kniw. I looked up in the Collins English-English dictionary but it only gave it as "whirl" ...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChickenRunner02

That's a vortex not a vertex


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hadassah277241

Vertices. A.k.a. vertexes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyMarshLo

It's a very long time since I did Geometry, but I'm sure that in my day we called "vertices" "corners" in Australia! And I'm sure that we called "trapezoids" "trapeziums".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CMontalvo3

I hear "lehitrapez"... is that correct? Shouldn't it be "letrapez"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BurleighBl

I hear "litrapez".

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