Table of Contents

- 1 Does a square and a rectangle have equal sides?
- 2 What shapes have opposite sides that are equal?
- 3 Which quadrilaterals have both pairs of opposite sides parallel?
- 4 Why is a square a rectangle but a rectangle not a square?
- 5 What is the difference between a square and a rectangle?
- 6 Why are the opposite sides of a rectangle equal?

## Does a square and a rectangle have equal sides?

Since both a square and a rectangle have an equal number of sides, i.e., 4, we thus can conclude that both square and rectangle are quadrilaterals. We can observe the similarities in the properties of both a square and a rectangle in the following section.

### What shapes have opposite sides that are equal?

The Parallelogram A parallelogram has opposite sides parallel and equal in length. Also opposite angles are equal (angles “A” are the same, and angles “B” are the same). NOTE: Squares, Rectangles and Rhombuses are all Parallelograms!

#### Which quadrilaterals have both pairs of opposite sides parallel?

A parallelogram is a quadrilateral in which both pairs of opposite sides are parallel .

**Does a square have equal sides?**

Opposite sides of a square are both parallel and equal in length. All four angles of a square are equal (each being 360°/4 = 90°, a right angle). All four sides of a square are equal.

**How is a square and rectangle different?**

The main difference between them is that a square has all equal sides, whereas, in a rectangle, the opposite sides are equal. In other words, a square is a rectangle in which the adjacent sides are equal and the interior angles are equal to 90°.

## Why is a square a rectangle but a rectangle not a square?

A square is also a parallelogram whose sides intersect at 90° angles. Therefore, all of its sides are congruent. A rectangle is a square when both pairs of opposite sides are the same length. This means that a square is a specialized case of the rectangle and is indeed a rectangle.

### What is the difference between a square and a rectangle?

See below for more details. A rectangle is a four-sided shape where every angle is a right angle (90°). Also opposite sides are parallel and of equal length. Also opposite sides are parallel. A square also fits the definition of a rectangle (all angles are 90°), and a rhombus (all sides are equal length).

#### Why are the opposite sides of a rectangle equal?

The opposite sides of a rectangle are congruent or equal. This is true because a rectangle, which is a parallelogram, must adhere to properties belonging to parallelograms. Some of these properties include that a parallelogram has two pairs of opposite sides that are congruent, and that it has diagonals that bisect one another. Wiki User

**How many sides are there in a rectangle?**

Rectangle: A rectangle is a two-dimensional figure with four sides, four interior right angles, and four corners. The opposites sides of a rectangle are equal. A rectangle has four angles, with each angle measuring 90º. Similar to a square, a rectangle is also referred to as an equiangular quadrilateral.

**What’s the difference between a rectangle and a rhombus?**

A rhombus is a four-sided shape where all sides have equal length. A square also fits the definition of a rectangle (all angles are 90°), and a rhombus (all sides are equal length).