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It can be, but it has to pass an extra test. A square is one particular kind

of rectangle ... it's a rectangle whose length and width are equal.

If a rectangle's length is not the same as its width, then it's not a square.

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absolutelly right, and you said it better than I did.

I said:

because a square has 4 equal sides and a rectangle has two equal sides parallel and two more parallel and equal sides.

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