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Difference between Square and Rectangle

Main Difference

Different terms have the explanation that makes them different or likes each other, but the main details that make them distinct are of utmost importance. The two getting discussed in this article are square and rectangle, and they both have a close relation to each other. This article helps to find the main differences between them. A square has the definition of an object or plane that has all the four sides of equal length, and all the angles related to the sides are also same. Whereas, a rectangle gets defined as the plane figure with four straight sides and the same number of right angles where the two parallel sides become of equal length.

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Comparison Chart

Basis of Distinction Square Rectangle
Definition A square has the definition of an object or plane that has all the four sides of equal length, and all the angles related to the sides are also same. The plane figure with four straight sides and the same number of right angles where the two parallel sides become of equal length.
Distinction All the angles are of equal lengths and 90 degrees along with the sides and their lengths. All the four angles must be 90-degree angles, but the sides of a rectangle only get equal opposite to each other.
Area All the four equal sides mean you just take the two sides and find the square of them to get the answer We add the two lengths from the side and the two lengths from the plane to get the area
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Square

A square has the definition of an object or plane that has all the four sides of equal length, and all the angles related to the sides are also same. Some of the main features of a square include the flat shape and the fact that it exists in just one plane and has four points defining the shape. All the sides are of equal length as stated earlier and the size of these lengths can be from 1 to above in any measurement. At the same time, all the angles are of equal lengths, but the main difference here comes that all the four angles must be 90-degree angles, anything other than this will not make it a square and the shape may change into others such as a rectangle or even triangle. The process of finding out the length of such an object is easy where we just multiply the length with the width since they all have the same value. Another way of looking at the measurement becomes the four equal sides means you just take the two sides and find the square of them to get the answer. Finding the parameter of such a value may become an even easier task, you just have to add all the four lengths, or even easy, that you just take one length and multiply it by four. If we see the square in 3D space, then the square become a cube and now has a lot more sides as much as six, that gives a different value.

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Rectangle

A rectangle gets defined as the plane figure with four straight sides and the same number of right angles where the two parallel sides become of equal length. Some of the main features of a rectangle include the flat shape and the fact that it exists in just one plane and has four points defining the shape. The sides are not of all equal length, but just that the two sides on the top and bottom will have the same numeric value, and the two sides on the sides have the same number as well. The size of these lengths can be from 1 to above in any measurement. At the same time, all the angles are of equal lengths, but the main difference here comes that all the four angles must be 90-degree angles, anything other than this will not make it a square and the shape may change into others such as a square or even triangle. The process of finding out the length of such an object is not as easy as a square, here we add the two lengths from the side and the two lengths from the plane, or an easy way such that we multiply the two different lengths with each other. Finding the parameter of such a value may become an even easier task, you just should add all the four lengths and get the value or make it a little different by just adding two parallel sides from each end. It does not have a fixed range when it enters the 3D space.

Key Differences

  • A square has the definition of an object or plane that has all the four sides of equal length, and all the angles related to the sides are also same. Whereas, a rectangle gets defined as the plane figure with four straight sides and the same number of right angles where the two parallel sides become of equal length.
  • Some of the main features of a square and rectangle include the flat shape and the fact that it exists in just one plane and has four points defining the shape.
  • All the angles are of equal lengths and 90 degree along with the sides and their lengths, but the main difference here comes that all the four angles must be 90-degree angles but the sides of a rectangle only get equal opposite to each other.
  • For a square, all the four equal sides mean you just take the two sides and find the square of them to get the answer for the total area. On the other hand, here we add the two lengths from the side and the two lengths from the plane to get the area of a rectangle.
  • You just should add all the four lengths to get the parameter of a square. On the other hand, you get the rectangle parameter by adding two parallel sides from each end.

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