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Give reasons for the following.
A rectangle can be thought of as a special parallelogram.


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Opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel and equal. In a rectangle, the opposite sides are parallel and equal. Also, all the interior angles of the rectangle are of the same measure, i.e., $$(90^o)$$. In other words, a parallelogram with each angle a right angle becomes a rectangle. Therefore, a rectangle can be thought of as a special parallelogram.

Mathematics
NCERT
Standard VI

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