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# Why can a square be a rectangle but a rectangle cant be a square?

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there are 4 equal sides on a square/4 nonequivalent sides on a rectangle.

4= a square. 4 right angles on both quadrilaterals.

4+4=8 sense 4sides both are equal a square is a squeezed out

out rectangle. a rectangle is a stretched out square.

squared = a square

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