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Topic: Trapezoid definition
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Pamela Paramour

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Registered: 12/10/04
Is a rectangle a square?
Posted: Oct 28, 2003 12:24 PM
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Is a square a rectangle? When did the geniuses of the Math world come
up with that one? If you refer to Webster, a square is a
parallelogram with 4 EQUAL sides and 4 right angles. Wouldn't that
rule out a rectangle? Sorry, but I'm no math wiz, just wondering why
my daughter got that answer wrong on a math quiz. Would love this
explained in Laymons Terms. :)





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