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# What Are the Different Types of Parallelograms?

**Examples of parallelograms include rectangles, squares and rhombuses.** Algebra.com defines a parallelogram as a quadrilateral, or polygon with four sides that are straight, with opposite sides that run parallel to each other.

Not all quadrilaterals meet the criteria for parallelograms. The shape of a kite and some types of trapezoids are not parallelograms. Opposite sides of a parallelogram must be equal in size; the figure?s opposite angles are equal, and its diagonals cut each other in half. Every parallelogram has two pairs of parallel sides. A square is a unique type of parallelogram; its four sides are equal in length, and each angle is 90 degrees.

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## What Are Four Types of Quadrilaterals?

A: The basic four types of quadrilaterals are squares, rectangles, parallelograms and trapezoids. A quadrilateral is any shape that has four sides and four ve... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## Is a Rectangle a Rhombus?

A: Even though both rectangles and rhombuses are quadrilaterals and parallelograms, they are different figures. Rectangles have four 90-degree angles and para... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Do You Find the Area of a Quadrilateral?

A: To find the area of a quadrilateral, find the height and width of the shape (for rectangles, squares, parallelograms and trapezoids), and then multiply the... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Types of Quadrilaterals Have Four Congruent Sides?

A: According to the Monterey Institute, quadrilaterals with four congruent sides are called regular quadrilaterals and include squares and rhombuses. A quadri... Full Answer >Filed Under: