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# What is a squashed square that has four equal sides but no right angles called?

## Answer

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###### October 06, 2014 2:44PM

A rhombus is the shape that looks like a smashed square. It has
two obtuse angles and two acute angles, but all four of its sides
are equal in length. That's why it's important when describing a
square to mention it has four equal sides *and* four right
angles, because otherwise it could still be a rhombus.

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