A square is a special case of a rhombus (equal sides, opposite equal angles), a kite (two pairs of adjacent equal sides), a parallelogram (opposite sides parallel), a quadrilateral or tetragon (four-sided polygon), and a rectangle (opposite sides equal, right-angles) and therefore has all the properties of all these shapes, namely:
- The diagonals of a square bisect each other and meet at 90°
- The diagonals of a square bisect its angles.
- The diagonals of a square are perpendicular.
- Opposite sides of a square are both parallel and equal in length.
- All four angles of a square are equal. (Each is 360°/4 = 90°, so every angle of a square is a right angle.)
- The diagonals of a square are equal.
Read more about this topic: Square
Other articles related to "properties":
0.4 0.05 0.003 0.002 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.02 0.0005 0.001 Zamak 4 properties Property Metric value English value Mechanical properties Ultimate tensile strength 317 MPa 46,000 psi Yield strength (0.2% offset ...
... Further information Mineral physics The physical properties of minerals must be understood to infer the composition of the Earth's interior from seismology, the geothermal gradient and other ... Mineral physicists study the elastic properties of minerals their high-pressure phase diagrams, melting points and equations of state at high pressure and the rheological ... Water is a very complex substance and its unique properties are essential for life ...
Famous quotes containing the word properties:
“A drop of water has the properties of the sea, but cannot exhibit a storm. There is beauty of a concert, as well as of a flute; strength of a host, as well as of a hero.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The reason why men enter into society, is the preservation of their property; and the end why they choose and authorize a legislative, is, that there may be laws made, and rules set, as guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society: to limit the power, and moderate the dominion, of every part and member of the society.”
—John Locke (16321704)