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**A trapezoid has four sides.** It is a simple, convex quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides. In British English, it is typically called a trapezium.

Formerly, the word trapezoid in British English meant a quadrilateral with no parallel sides, or what is often called an irregular quadrilateral.

Agreement as to the classification of trapezoids is not universal. Some regard only quadrilaterals with one single pair of parallel sides as trapezoids. Others regard the parallelogram, with two pairs of parallel sides, as a special type of trapezoid. This definition includes rectangles, rhombuses and squares as trapezoids as well because they are all special types of parallelogram.

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## What is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of opposite sides that are parallel?

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Full Answer >**A quadrilateral with exactly one pair of opposite parallel sides is called a trapezoid.**As with all quadrilaterals, the sum of the interior angles of a trapezoid is always equal to 360 degrees.Filed Under: - Q:
## What is a quadrangle that is not a parallelogram?

A:A trapezoid is a quadrangle that is not a parallelogram. A trapezoid is a quadrangle because it has four sides and four internal angles, but it is not a parallelogram because it only has one pair of parallel sides rather than two.

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## How do you find the height of a trapezoid?

A:Using the area, the height is found by dividing twice the area by the sum of the two bases of the trapezoid. Without the area, the height is found by using the Pythagorean Theorem; right triangles can be formed from the ends of the trapezoid. The slanted edges form the hypotenuses, and the length of the triangle's bottom sides is half of the difference between the two bases.

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## What four-sided shape has only two parallel sides?

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Full Answer >**A trapezoid is a four-sided shape that has only two parallel sides.**Most quadrilaterals have two pairs of parallel sides for four sides total, such as squares, rectangles, rhombuses and parallelograms.Filed Under: