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A rectangle is a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides and four right angles.  A square is a rectangle with four equal sides.  To see where rectangles and squares fit into the world of quadrilaterals.

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Quadrilaterals -- classification and explanation of the various types of quadrilateral 

Rectangle Perimeter -- Proof that a square has the smallest perimeter of any rectangle with a given area 

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