# Give credit to those who chose option 1 on question 11 on the June 2017 Geometry Regents

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Question 11, "the rhombus question," has many students up in arms about the unfair trickiness of the June 2017 Geometry Regents. The question asked was: "which of three choices given would describe a parallelogram that could always be classified as a rhombus?" The third of three choices given was: "diagonals form four congruent isosceles right triangles." A typical rhombus' diagonals form right, but *not* isosceles, triangles. The answer marked as correct by the board of regents though (option 4), includes this statement as being true. Here is why: a square is a *type* of rhombus, and a *square's* diagonals *do *form right isosceles triangles. Therefore, a shape that has that characteristic is a square, and thereby, also a rhombus. Although I was able to explain their rationale, we can clearly see that this was a sly and unnecessarily misleading question. Students who chose option 1 as their answer (that only the first 2 choices are correct) should be awarded credit for this question, in addition to those who chose option 4, which is the answer already given credit for by the state.

*The above is demonstrated in detail by Trevor Clark starting an 16:30 in the linked video (until @20:00)

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