The sides, which have a common vertex in a quadrilateral are called the adjacent sides of a quadrilateral.

There are four line-segments in a quadrilateral. The endpoint of one line segment is connected to the endpoint of another line segment to form a closed geometric shape. Thus, every two sides are connected at an intersecting point, called a vertex, and the two sides are called the adjacent sides of a quadrilateral.

The adjacent sides are also called the consecutive sides of a quadrilateral. There are four pairs of consecutive sides in a quadrilateral. Now, let’s identify four pairs of adjacent sides in a quadrilateral.

- The sides $\small \overline{AB}$ and $\small \overline{BC}$ have a common intersecting point at point $\small B$. So, the sides $\small \overline{AB}$ and $\small \overline{BC}$ are called the adjacent sides of quadrilateral.
- The sides $\small \overline{BC}$ and $\small \overline{CD}$ have a vertex at point $\small C$. So, the sides $\small \overline{BC}$ and $\small \overline{CD}$ are called the consecutive sides of quadrilateral.
- The sides $\small \overline{CD}$ and $\small \overline{DA}$ have a common meeting point at point $\small D$. So, the sides $\small \overline{CD}$ and $\small \overline{DA}$ are called the adjacent sides of quadrilateral.
- The sides $\small \overline{DA}$ and $\small \overline{AB}$ have a vertex $\small D$ commonly. Therefore, the sides $\small \overline{DA}$ and $\small \overline{AB}$ are called the consecutive sides of quadrilateral.

Latest Math Topics

Nov 03, 2022

Jul 24, 2022

Jul 15, 2022

Latest Math Problems

Nov 25, 2022

Nov 02, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

Oct 24, 2022

Sep 30, 2022

A best free mathematics education website for students, teachers and researchers.

Learn each topic of the mathematics easily with understandable proofs and visual animation graphics.

Learn how to solve the maths problems in different methods with understandable steps.

Copyright © 2012 - 2022 Math Doubts, All Rights Reserved