# Why are rectangles squares?

Rectangles are not squares.

The reason to this is because squares must have sides of equal lengths.

Rectangles are quadrilaterals with sides that join to make 90 degree angles, but are not restricted to having the same length.

Therefore "all squares are rectangles", but rectangles cannot be squares.

### Is every rectangle also a square?

No, only some rectangles are squares. For a rectangle to be a square, all sides must be equal (the rectangle must be equilateral). Only the equilateral rectangles are squares, but every square is a rectangle. In short, the squares are a subset of rectangles in which all four sides are equal in length. Some rectangles are squares, and all squares are rectangles.

### How come not all rectangles are squares?

The characteristics for a rectangle is that it has to have 4 right angles and 2 pairs of congruent and parallel sides. Squares have to meet these requirements and also have to have all sides congruent. All rectangles meet to the rectangle's standard, but not all of them meet up to a square's standard. Therefore, not all rectangles are squares. Or, in a more simplified version: squares are a type of rectangle, but rectangles are…

### Can a parallelogram be a rectangle and a square?

the three special quadrilaterals that can be a parallelogram are a rectangle, a square, and a rhombus Actually, this is incorrect. All squares are rectangles. All rectangles are parallelograms. Therefore all squares are parallelograms. But not all parallelograms are rectangles. And not all rectangles are squares.

### Is every square also a rectangle?

Yes all squares meet the requirements of a rectangle. They are equiangular quadrilaterals (have 4 equal angles) and have two pairs of opposite parallel sides. Squares are a subset of all equilateral rectangles. Thus, all squares are rectangles, but only some rectangles are squares. Yes all squares are rectangles because they have four equal angles and two pairs of opposite parallel sides. Not all rectangles are squares however, because only some of them are equilateral.

### Which statements about squares and rectangles are true?

The statements: It is a quadrilateral (a shape with 4 sides) It has two pairs of opposite sides equal of equal length which are parallel All angles are equal at 90° The diagonals are equal in length and bisect all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares are all true about squares and rectangles