Q: Does a trapezoid have perpendicular lines?

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Since a trapezoid is a quadrilateral whose bases are parallel and not congruent, then one of its sides can be perpendicular to its bases (as the shortest distance between two parallel lines). Such a trapezoid is called a right trapezoid.

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral that has one pair of parallel sides. Since a right angle is formed by two perpendicular lines, it would mean that one of the non-parallel sides would have to be perpendicular to one of the parallel sides, which violates the definition of a trapezoid. Therefore, a trapezoid cannot have a right angle.

Not usually.

Not usually.

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A right trapezoid has exactly one pair of perpendicular lines and is a quadrilateral.

A trapezoid has 2 parallel lines. It may or may not have perpendicular lines.

Yes, they can be. Here is an example to see how this is true. Construct two perpendicular lines AB and CD that intersect at a point O. Let AO = CO, BO = DO and AO ≠ BO, then ABDC forms an isosceles trapezoid. If the lines are not perpendicular, then also ABDC is an isosceles trapezoid and it has perpendicular diagonals.

The only requirement for a trapezoid is that one pair of opposite sides be parallel. There could be trapezoids with a pair of perpendicular lines.

Can have no pairs or one pair...

No, but it does have 1 pair of opposite parallel lines of different lengths

None, but u can draw two perpendiculars.

There is 1 set of parallel lines because the other lines will meet soon.:) i don't no if there are any perpendiclur lines. :(

TRAPEZOID

Since a trapezoid is a quadrilateral whose bases are parallel and not congruent, then one of its sides can be perpendicular to its bases (as the shortest distance between two parallel lines). Such a trapezoid is called a right trapezoid.

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral that has one pair of parallel sides. Since a right angle is formed by two perpendicular lines, it would mean that one of the non-parallel sides would have to be perpendicular to one of the parallel sides, which violates the definition of a trapezoid. Therefore, a trapezoid cannot have a right angle.

no it does not