Geometry

# Which best describes the sides of all trapezoids?

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###### May 29, 2015 11:36AM

A trapezoid is a 4 sided quadrilateral with 1 pair of opposite parallel sides of different lengths

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### How do you mean all quadrilaterals are trapezoids?

We don't know who said that, but it's not true. Some
quadrilaterals are trapezoids
and some aren't.
A quadrilateral is any drawing with four sides.
A trapezoid is any drawing with four sides and two of the
sides are parallel.
So all trapezoids are quadrilaterals. But there are a lot of
other quadrilaterals
that aren't trapezoids.

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### If a trapezoid is a parallelogram why is it?

Some people define trapezoids as having at least one pair
of parallel sides. By this definition, all parallelograms are
trapezoids, though not all trapezoids are parallelograms.
Some people define trapezoids as having exactly one pair
of parallel sides. By this definition, the terms "trapezoid" and
"parallelogram" are mutually exclusive.

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### What is the main difference between squares and trapezoids?

The main difference between squares and trapezoids is that,
while the length all four sides of a square are equal, trapezoids
have two sides with equal length and two sides of different length.
Also, the opposite pairs of sides in a square are parallel, while
only one pair of sides in a trapezoid is parallel.