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# Could a rectangle be called a square?

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no, but a square can be called a rectangle.

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## Related Questions

A rectangle can be called a square but a square can not be called a rectangle

Half a square is called a rectangle or a triangle.

The rectangle which is equilateral is called as square.

No, a rectangle cannot be a square. but a square is a rectangle. The definition of a square is 4 parallel sides in which all sides are equal in length. The definition of a rectangle is 4 parallel sides. Also: A rectangle and square are both parallelograms.

A rhombus can be a rectangle if it is a square.

A square can be a rectangle because a rectangle just has to have four sides and they all have to have right angles, which a square does. But a rectangle can never be a square because a square HAS to have ALL EVEN sides with all right angles. A rectangle possibly could not have all even sides.

Rectangles do not have congruent lines. A square can always be called a rectangle. But a rectangle can't always be a square.

It could be a square, rectangle or a parellelogram.

A rectangle is a shape with 4 sides and for right angles. A rectangle can be called a square. A square, on the other hand, has 4 EQUAL sides and 4 right angles. Therefore, a square cannot be called a rectangle since the rectangle has UNEQUAL sides.

Sure. It's called a "square"; you can consider the square a special case of a rectangle.

It is called a square or a rectangle, however a rectangle is just a streched square.

A square is a regular rectangle which is why a rectangle isn't a square.

A rectangle that is not square is an "oblong". Or you could say a "box".

A square is always a rectangle. A rectangle can sometimes be a square

YesUsing the mathematical definitions, a rectangle can sometimes be a rhombus if it is a square. A square is both a rectangle and a rhombus.However, in everyday parlance, some people may consider that a square is not a rectangle or a rhombus.

A square is a rectangle even through a rectangle is not always a square.

A rectangle is classed as any quadrilateral with four right angles, whereas a square is classed as a rectangle with all sides the same length. This being the case, all squares can be called rectangles, not all rectangles can be called squares, as some have sides of different lengths.

No. A square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square.

I am squarea squarea rectangle with all sides the same lengthAlso called a square

it could be a square or a rectangle. its a square if all four sides are congruent, but if not, its a rectangle.

There is no way to know. The rectangle could be very thin or almost square.

A square is always a rectangle, but it is a rectangle that isn't a square.

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