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# Do the diagonals of a rectangle have to be perpendicular?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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8y ago

Nope, in order for the diagonals to be perpendicular the shape must be a square (which I guess is a type of rectangle :). The diagonals will cross, but not at a 90degree angle, unless the sides are of equal length.
Not unless the rectangle has 4 equal sides, making it a squre.

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