# What can a trapezoid also be?

**trapezoid**,

**also**known as a

**trapezium**, is a flat closed shape having 4 straight sides, with one pair of parallel sides. The parallel sides of a

**trapezium**are known as the bases, and its non-parallel sides are called legs. A

**trapezium can also**have parallel legs.

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Also to know is, what else can a trapezoid be called?

A **trapezoid** is a quadrilateral in which exactly one pair of opposite sides is parallel. If a quadrilateral has two pairs of parallel sides, it is not a **trapezoid**. Instead, it is **called** a parallelogram, which we'll learn about on another page.

Also, what other Quadrilaterals are a trapezoid?

Name of Quadrilateral | Description |
---|---|

Rectangle | 2 pairs of parallel sides. 4 right angles (90°). Opposite sides are parallel and congruent. All angles are congruent. |

Square | 4 congruent sides. 4 right angles (90°). Opposite sides are parallel. All angles are congruent. |

Trapezoid | Only one pair of opposite sides is parallel. |

Also Know, what are examples of trapezoids?

A **trapezoid** is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides. **Examples** look like: An isosceles **trapezoid** is a **trapezoid** where the non-parallel sides are congruent. The third **trapezoid** above **is an example** of an isosceles **trapezoid**.

Are parallelograms trapezoids?

No, a **trapezoid** is not a **parallelogram**. A **trapezoid** is defined as having Exactly two parallel sides while a **parallelogram** has two pairs of parallel sides.