###### Asked in School SubjectsMath and ArithmeticGeometry

# Are all rectangles squares?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### December 06, 2012 1:30PM

No. A square must be a rectangle, but a rectangle does not have to be a square.

A square is a rectangle that has four sides of equal length.

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A rectangle *MUST* have the following:

Four sides

Four angles that are right angles (90 degrees), so that the total is 360 degrees.

Two pairs of parallel sides

**Two pairs of equal sides**

A square *MUST* have the following:

Four sides **(All must be the same length)**

Four angles(Must all be 90 degrees)

Two pairs of parallel sides

Because of that not all rectangles are squares but all squares are rectangles.

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Rectangles are parallelograms with all right angles, and
opposite sides are congruent. Squares are parallelograms with all
right angles, and ALL sides congruent. Therefore, all squares are
rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.

False! squares have 4 equal sides and rectangles don't they only
have 2 equal sides. Some rectangles are squares, but not all of
them. On the other hand, all squares are rectangles.