# Squares

## defenifion of a square

A square is a four-sided shape that is made up of four straight sides that are the same length and that has four equal sides

## propertiess:

• it has 4 sides of equal length, a square is a regular quadrilateral.

• A square is also a rectangle with equal sides and a rhombus with right angles.

• The area of a square is equal to the length of one side to the power of two (length squared).

• The perimeter of a square is 4 times the length of one side.

• A square has a larger area than all other quadrilaterals with the same perimeter.

• The diagonals of a square bisect each other at 90 degrees and are perpendicular.

• Opposite sides of a square are parallel.

• The internal angles of a square add to 360 degrees.

• A square has 4 lines of reflectional symmetry.

• Square shapes are often used by humans for design and engineering purposes such as town planning.

• A cube features six square faces and in many ways is like a square, only in three dimensions rather than two.

## the usage of squares in real life

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