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Does a rectangle have parallel or perpendicular lines?
Like a square, a rectangle has lines that are perpendicular to two other lines. This means it also has four right angles.
Where are the parallel lines in a rectangle?
Parallel sides The opposite sides of a rectangle are parallel lines. Parallel lines always stay the same distance apart; they never meet.
What has parallel sides but not a rectangle?
Another quadrilateral that you might see is called a rhombus. All four sides of a rhombus are congruent. Its properties include that each pair of opposite sides is parallel, also making it a parallelogram. In summary, all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
Does a rectangle have two parallel sides?
Rectangles have four straight sides. Each pair of opposite sides is parallel, and adjacent sides are perpendicular.
What shape has no parallel sides?
The shape that has two pairs of parallel sides is a parallelogram. It is either a rectangle, rhomboid, square, or rhombus (all special cases of the parallelogram) The set of parallelograms is is often confused with the set of trapezoids.
What shapes have parallel sides?
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What figure has one pair of parallel sides?
A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides (the parallel sides are called bases). The following figure shows a trapezoid to the left, and an isosceles trapezoid on the right.
Does square have 2 parallel sides?
A square has two pairs of parallel sides, four right angles, and all four sides are equal. It is also a rectangle and a parallelogram. A rhombus is defined as a parallelogram with four equal sides.