Cyclic Quadrilateral Property


To verify that opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary.


1. What is a Quadrilateral?

A quadrilateral is a closed shape and a type of polygon that has four sides, four vertices and four angles. It is formed by joining four non-collinear points.Fig. (A) shows some examples of quadrilateral.


                                                                 Fig. (A) Quadrilateral

2. Cyclic Quadrilateral  -

A cyclic quadrilateral is a quadrilateral which has all its four vertices lying on a circle. It is also called an inscribed quadrilateral.Refer fig. (B) for a cyclic quadrilateral.


                                                           Fig. (B) Cyclic Quadrilateral

3. Supplementary angles - 

Supplementary angles are those angles that sum up to 180°. For example, angle 120° and angle 60° are supplementary angles because the sum of 120° and 60° is equal to 180°.



                                                   Fig. (C) Supplementary Angles