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Sal discovers attributes and features of four-sided shapes, including parallelograms, rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.

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• why is a square a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square?
• Good question... a rectangle can't be a square because a square has all four sides the same length. A rectangle has two sides of the length, but it's also the same thing on the shorter lines. So, in summary, a square and a rectangle are the same.
• i thought a rhombus was a diamond wieard right
• Yes, a rhombus is shaped like a diamond. The exact definition of a rhombus is a quadrilateral with four equal sides.
• why do i keep thinking a rhombus is a square? Is my mind playing tricks on me?
• Too late to answer, but er... no a rhombus is- well, a rhombus could be a square. But if the shape has 2 acute angles and 2 obtuse, it is not a square ⬜ but if the rhombus is a square but slanted, then yes, it is classified as a square.
P.S. Your mind is not playing tricks on you. You are correct, but only in some cases (Not saying its like SUPER RARE to have a square as a rhombus)
• why is a square a rectangle
• A square has all the properties of a rectangle. They both have interior 90 degree angles, are quadrilaterals, and have to sets of parallel lines that are equal.
• Assuming the inclusive definition of trapezoid is used where it includes parallelograms(which is the definition wikipedia uses) than a parallelogram is a trapezoid. Does this mean that a trapezoid is a parallelogram?
• In my country (Romania), I learn that a trapezoid is a convex quadrilateral with EXACTLY 1 set of parallel sides, so it's never a parallelogram and never is a parallelogram a trapezoid.
• Thanks that video helped
• and the dinosaurs are gone
• How did you go from quadrilateral to dinosaurs and yes dinosaurs are gone from this world.
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