# Is a square the same as a rectangle?

Of course!

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A square is a *special kind* of rectangle.

All squares are rectangles, but all rectangles are not squares.

### What makes square and rectangle the same?

They are not technically the same. A square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square. A rectangle requires opposite sides to be the same length. A square's opposite sides are the same length so it is a rectangle. A square requires all sides to be the same length, not just opposite sides. So most rectangles are not squares.

### Is length times width the formula for a rectangle?

it is the formula for both a rectangle and a square. remember a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square (what i mean is a square has to have all 90 degree angles and four sides that are all the same length a rectangle doesn't have all the same lengths. but a rectangle is a shape with all 90 degree angles, and a square fits that discription)

### Is a rectangle really a square?

A rectangle can be a square but a square cannot be a rectangle. No, for a shape to be a rectangle, it must have 2 pairs of parallel sides and 4 right angles. The square shares both of these qualities, but it also must have 4 congruent (same) sides, which means they must all be the same length. Therefore, a rectangle cannot be a square.

### Is a rectangle ever a square?

First answer: Yes, a rectangle can be a square if all it's sides are the same length. The definition of a rectangle is "a four sided figure where opposite sides are the same length. If all sides are 4 inches, then opposite sides will be equal. Second answer: ~Yes, a rectangle can be a square. ~ The definition of a rectangle: a parallelogram with four sides, the sides are parallel to each other, the sides…

### Is a rectangle a square?

A rectangle is not a square, but a square is a rectangle. Explanation: A rectangle is a shape with equal opposite sides. A square is a shape with 4 equal sides. A rectangle is a shape with four sides, and four right angles. Therefore, a square is always a rectangle, but a rectangle is not always a square. All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. A rectangle is a square only if…

### What is a non-square rectangle?

a rectangle is a 4 sided polygon where all the angles are right angles and the opposite sides haveequal length. So a square is a rectangle. But take a rectangle that meets the definition I gave and make the 4 sides NOT the same length. Opposite sides are still the same, but all four sides are not the same so it is not a square. This is a non-square rectangle.

### How is a rectangle not a square?

a rectangle is not a square by a square having parallel sides for all but the rectangle only has one pair of parallel sides * * * * * Actually, a rectangle has two pairs of parallel sides - the same as a square. Where they differ is that a rectangle has two pairs of sides of equal length, but each pair is different from the other. In a square, all four sides are of…

### What are a score or more facts that a square and a rectangle have in common?

A square is a special type of rectangle; therefore it has all the properties of a rectangle. Any property that a rectangle has, a square has as well. This includes the facts that it has four right angles (that's where the name "rectangle" comes from), that opposite sides are parallel, that opposite sides have the same length, and that diagonals have the same length.

### When is a rectangle a square?

A rectangle is a square when all of its sides are the same length. A rectangle is SOMETIMES a square. However, a square, is ALWAYS a rectangle. This is due to the properties held by a rectangle as well as properties of a square. Properties of Rectangle: Opposite sides are congruent. All angles are 90o. Opposite sides are parallel. Opposite central angles created by the diagonals are congruent. All diagonals are congruent. Properties of a…

### How is a square a rectangle but a rectangle isn't a square?

A square is a 4-sided shape in which all of the sides are same length, but a rectangle is a 4-sided shape in which a side parallel to another side are the same length. A square meets a rectangle's requirements, but since the rectangle's sides don't all have to be the same size, it doesn't meet the square's requirements