Q: Why are the opposite side of a rectangle parallel?

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A rectangle

Shapes are not parallel or perpendicular. Lines are.Every side of a rectangle is parallel to the side opposite it,and perpendicular to both of the sides next to it.

Examples are: square, rectangle, parallelogram and a rhombus

No, they are parallel.

A rectangle (including squares). A quadrilateral has four sides. Think of the top and bottom of rectangles - they run parallel, as do the sides.

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Quadrilaterals that have parallel opposite sides (assuming that each side is parallel to its opposite): A parallelogram A rectangle A square (really a rectangle with all sides equal in length)

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A rectangle

A Square!

Shapes are not parallel or perpendicular. Lines are.Every side of a rectangle is parallel to the side opposite it,and perpendicular to both of the sides next to it.

A square or rectangle.

Parallelogram and rectangle apex

Examples are: square, rectangle, parallelogram and a rhombus

that is a rectangle

Parallelogram and a rectangle

Yes opposite sides are parallel in a rectangle

Its opposite sides are parallel.