# Does a rectangle have parallel or perpendicular lines?

## 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?

Try it Yourself

• Properties. Try drawing a quadrilateral,and measure the angles.
• The Rectangle.
• The Square.
• The Rhombus.
• The Parallelogram.
• The Trapezoid (UK: Trapezium) A trapezoid (called a trapezium in the UK) has a pair of opposite sides parallel.
• The Kite.