# What has 4 sides but only two are parallel?

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## What has 4 sides but only two are parallel?

Rectangle: Like a square, a rectangle has four right angles and two pairs of opposite sides that are parallel.

## What shape has exactly parallel sides?

Trapezoid

Quadrilateral Summary

Name | Definition | Example |
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Parallelogram | 2 pairs of parallel sides | Created with Raphaël |

Trapezoid | Exactly 1 pair of parallel sides | Created with Raphaël |

Rectangle | 4 right angles | Created with Raphaël |

Rhombus | 4 equal sides | Created with Raphaël |

**What shape has 4 sides and opposite sides are parallel?**

parallelogram

A parallelogram is a quadrilateral in which both pairs of opposite sides are parallel .

**What shape has 4 pairs of parallel sides?**

A regular octagon is a shape that has 4 pairs of parallel sides. Each side is parallel to the side that is opposite to it.

### Is a kite a trapezoid?

A kite is a quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent sides of identical length. A trapezoid (British: trapezium) can be a kite, but only if is also a rhombus. An isosceles trapezoid can be a kite, but only if it is also a square.

### Is a rhombus a trapezoid?

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides (called bases), while a rhombus must have two pairs of parallel sides (it is a special case of a parallelogram). The second difference is that the sides of a rhombus are all equal, while a trapezoid may have all 4 sides of a different length.

**Do trapezoids have parallel sides?**

A trapezoid has one pair of parallel sides and a parallelogram has two pairs of parallel sides. So a parallelogram is also a trapezoid. A trapezoid has at least one pair of parallel sides, but it can also have another.

**Is a square a trapezoid?**

Since a square has 4 right angles, it can also be classified as a rectangle. The opposite sides are parallel so a square can also be classified as a parallelogram. If it is classified as a parallelogram then it is also classified as a trapezoid.

## Is square a rhombus?

Square is a rhombus because as rhombus all the sides of a square are equal in length. Even, the diagonals of both square and rhombus are perpendicular to each other and bisect the opposite angles. Therefore, we can say the square is a rhombus.

## Is a rhombus a rectangle?

The dual polygon of a rhombus is a rectangle: A rhombus has all sides equal, while a rectangle has all angles equal. A rhombus has opposite angles equal, while a rectangle has opposite sides equal.

**Are parallelograms Trapeziums?**

A trapezium is not a parallelogram because a parallelogram has 2 pairs of parallel sides. But a trapezium only has 1 pair of parallel sides.

**Is a square a kite?**

Since a square has 4 sides of equal length, it can also be classified as a rhombus. The opposite sides are parallel so a square can also be classified as a parallelogram. Therefore the adjacent sides are equal. So they can be classified as a kite.

### What quadrilateral has two parallel sides?

A parallelogram is a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides. Equivalent conditions are that opposite sides are of equal length; that opposite angles are equal; or that the diagonals bisect each other. Parallelograms also include the square, rectangle, rhombus and rhomboid.

### What are all the 4 sided shapes?

A four-sided polygon is known as a quadrilateral. There are various types of quadrilaterals, but the most recognized are the square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid and the parallelogram. Quadrilaterals are always flat shapes that have four straight edges and four corners or vertices.

**What are parallel lines and angles?**

Angles and parallel lines. When two lines intersect they form two pairs of opposite angles, A + C and B + D. Another word for opposite angles are vertical angles. Vertical angles are always congruent, which means that they are equal. Adjacent angles are angles that come out of the same vertex.