# What does a parallelogram equal?

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**Parallelogram**is a flat shape with opposite sides parallel and**equal**in length. | and || show**equal**sides. Opposite sides are parallel. Opposite sides are**equal**in length. Opposite angles are**equal**(angles "a" are**the same**, and angles "b" are**the same**)

People also ask, what are the 4 properties of a parallelogram?

**There are six important properties of parallelograms to know:**

- Opposite sides are congruent (AB = DC).
- Opposite angels are congruent (D = B).
- Consecutive angles are supplementary (A + D = 180°).
- If one angle is right, then all angles are right.
- The diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.

**parallelogram**is divided into two triangles we get to see that the angles across the common side( here the

**diagonal**) are

**equal**. This proves that the opposite angles in a

**parallelogram**are also

**equal**. The

**diagonals**of a

**parallelogram**are not of

**equal**length.

Keeping this in consideration, are all the sides of a parallelogram equal?

The **Parallelogram** A **parallelogram** has opposite **sides** parallel and **equal** in length. Also opposite angles are **equal** (angles "A" are the same, and angles "B" are the same). NOTE: Squares, Rectangles and Rhombuses are **all Parallelograms**!

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.