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The triangle is the strongest geometric shape, as it holds its shape and has a base which is very strong. The triangle is common in all sorts of building supports and trusses.

If all three sides of a triangle are made of rigid material, the angles are fixed and cannot get larger or smaller without breaking at the joints, unlike a rectangle, for example, which can turn into a parallelogram and even collapse totally. If you take a rectangle and place one diagonal piece from corner to corner, you can make that strong and stable, too, but doing that makes two triangles.

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