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# Why can a rectangle also be a square?

it cant all sides have to be equilateral

edit- a rectangle cannot be a square. however, a square can be a rectangle.

reedit - A rectangle can be a square, however, a square must be a rectangle.

A rectangle has four 90 degree angles, which a square also has. The rectangle has two pairs of equal length sides, which a square also has. The only additional requirement for a square is that the length of all four sides be equal, which is not ruled out for a rectangle.

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A square is a special case of a rectangle. Every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square. A square is a rectangle with four sides that are all equal in length.

A square is a rectangle because a square has 2 parallel sides and so does a rectangle .

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