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polygon & quadrilateral

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That is not really true. A trapezoid is a particular type of quadrilateral and that, in turn, is a particular type of polygon. That does not make them alternative names for a trapezoid.

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Q: What are two other names for trapezoid?

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A trapezoid is called a trapezium in the UK (because the UK trapezoid is scalene). In any case, a trapezoid is also a quadrilateral, in that it has four sides.

All the names to classify a trapezoid are a trapezoid and a quadrilateral.

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral shape that has four sides of unequal lengths two of which are parallel to each other. An isosceles trapezoid also has two parallel sides but with two other sides being of equal length.

A trapezoid is a shape which has parallel lines and two other lines connecting the parallel ones.

There are only two proper names for the shape: trapezoid (US) and trapezium (rest of the English speaking world - which is very much larger). Any other names are too broad and would include lots of shapes that are anything but trapezoids. A trapezoid is a polygon but so is any plane shape with 3 or 5 or more straight sides. A quadrilateral is better, but that terms includes (for example) a square which is certainly NOT a trapezoid.

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A trapezoid is called a trapezium in the UK (because the UK trapezoid is scalene). In any case, a trapezoid is also a quadrilateral, in that it has four sides.

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All the names to classify a trapezoid are a trapezoid and a quadrilateral.

The bases on a trapezoid are the two lines that are parallel to each other. .............................. ....____base____...... .../ ...................\..... ../ .....................\.... ./_____base_____\... .............................

If two sides are parallel and the other two aren't, the shape is a trapezoid.

polygon, trapezium, quadrilateral are three other names

A trapezium. A trapezium. A trapezium. A trapezium.

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral shape that has four sides of unequal lengths two of which are parallel to each other. An isosceles trapezoid also has two parallel sides but with two other sides being of equal length.

A trapezoid is a shape which has parallel lines and two other lines connecting the parallel ones.