# Difference between Square and Rectangular

May 13, 2023

The key difference between square and rectangular shapes is that squares have equal sides and angles, while rectangles have equal opposite sides and angles.

**Square Vs Rectangular**

Square | Rectangular |

A polygon with four equal sides | A polygon with four sides and opposite sides equal |

Always a square shape | Can have various shapes and aspect ratios |

All angles are equal to 90 degrees | All angles are equal to 90 degrees |

Diagonals are equal in length and bisect each other at right angles | Diagonals are not equal unless it is also a square |

Area = side^2 | Area = length x width |

Perimeter = 4 x side | Perimeter = 2 x (length + width) |

Chessboard, paper, post-it notes, dice | Door, television, book, laptop, tablet |

**Difference between Square and Rectangular**

**Square**

- A shape with four equal sides and four right angles.
- All angles are equal (90 degrees).
- Perimeter = 4 x side length.
- Area = side length x side length (or side length squared).

**Rectangle**

- A shape with four sides and four right angles, but opposite sides have equal lengths.
- Adjacent sides are equal in length and opposite sides are equal in length.
- Perimeter = 2 x (length + width).
- Area = length x width.

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