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Q: What do you call a shape with two parallel sides that are not necessarily equal?

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A parallelogram is a four sided shape where opposite sides are parallel and equal lengths. If you mean that ALL sides are equal lengths, you are looking for a rhombus.

A trapezium does not have to have adjacent sides equal, but might have. In the US, trapezium just means any old four-sided shape. Outside the US, it means a shape with at least two parallel sides.

Equilateral triangle.

trapezoid

rectangle

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Not necessarily.

If it has four equal sides, then two parallel sides implies two PAIRS of parallel sides. The shape is a rhombus.

A parallelogram is a four sided shape where opposite sides are parallel and equal lengths. If you mean that ALL sides are equal lengths, you are looking for a rhombus.

A trapezium does not have to have adjacent sides equal, but might have. In the US, trapezium just means any old four-sided shape. Outside the US, it means a shape with at least two parallel sides.

Equilateral triangle.

trapezoid

trapezium

rectangle

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a rhombusNotice that if all 4 sides are equal, then they must be parallel.

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The shape has to be a parallelogram since it has no lines of symmetry and all sides are equal and parallel

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