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Topic: Trapezoid definition
Replies: 26   Last Post: Oct 7, 2004 11:51 PM

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 Donna W. Posts: 2 Registered: 12/10/04
Re: Is a rectangle a square?
Posted: Oct 7, 2004 11:51 PM

I sent my frustrated note, then I found my basic math skills book and
found an answer I'm satisfied with.

A rectangle is a geometric figure with four straight sides, opposite
sides parellel, and each corner angle a right or 90 degree angle.
A square is simply a rectangle with all four sides of equal length.

So, by definition, a square is a rectangle, however, a rectangle is
not always square.

I wish they would include parent refresher guidelines with our
children's schoolbooks so we could really help them instead of seeming
so dumb. A lot of what I learned I have never really used or thought
about since I was their age.

On 28 Oct 03 12:24:59 -0500 (EST), Pamela Paramour wrote:
>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. :)

Date Subject Author
8/7/00 John Benson
8/8/00 John Conway
8/8/00 Floor van Lamoen
8/8/00 John Conway
8/9/00 Floor van Lamoen
8/9/00 mary krimmel
8/9/00 Lee Rudolph
10/17/02 Julio Albornoz
10/18/02 Walter Whiteley
10/18/02 G.E. Ivey
10/28/03 Pamela Paramour
10/28/03 Walter Whiteley
10/28/03 John Conway
10/29/03 Mary Krimmel
10/29/03 John Conway
10/30/03 Rick Nungester
9/28/04 Kit
9/28/04 David W. Cantrell
9/28/04 NealAgMan@nyc.rr.com
9/28/04 Mary Krimmel
10/7/04 Donna W.
10/7/04 Donna W.
10/23/02 Ken.Pledger@vuw.ac.nz
10/25/02 Pat ballew
8/9/00 Jon Marshall
8/9/00 Floor van Lamoen
8/10/00 John Conway