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    What is the difference between an isosceles and an equilateral trapezium

    What is the difference between an isosceles and an equilateral trapezium

    cheers, Anurag
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    Quote Originally Posted by anuragkyal View Post
    What is the difference between an isosceles and an equilateral trapezium
    If you read this webpage, you see there are disagreements on definitions.
    If your text material defines a trapezoid as a quadrilateral having exactly one pair of parallel sides then there are no equilaterals.
    However, if it is defined as a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides, then being equilateral implies the figure is a rhombus which includes squares.
    One the other hand, an isosceles trapezoid is one in which that is a pair of consecutive angles having the same measure.
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