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Properties of a parallelogram

Updated on October 26, 2009

A parallelogram is a 4 sided shape (quadrilateral), and can by identified by the following mathematical  properties.

Side Lengths

A parallelogram has two pairs of equal sides.


The angles opposites each other inside the parallelogram are the equal. Therefore, it has two pairs of equal angles.  

Lines of symmetry

A parallelogram has no lines of symmetry.

Rotational symmetry

The order of rotational symmetry of a parallelogram is order 2.

Basically, it looks like a slanted rectangle.


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    avril laghine 5 years ago

    thks for the facts....its very useful for homework's!

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    Mark 5 years ago from England, UK

    No it doesn't have 2 lines of symmetry, your teacher is wrong. Perhaps your teacher meant rotational symmetry.

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    nicky 5 years ago

    it has 2 lines of symmetry. Atleast,that's wot r teacher taught us...

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    Abby 5 years ago

    Does it have 1/2 turn and 1/4 turn symmetry ??

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    Abby 5 years ago

    Does it have 1/2 turn and 1/4 turn symmetry ??

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    Marlon 5 years ago

    WOW! Nice thanks for help:))

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    Felix 5 years ago

    Soooooooooooo good u did my homework for me!!!

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    sama 5 years ago

    its great it tells you every thing

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    ??? 5 years ago


    You did ma homework for me

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    nunya beezness 6 years ago

    no comment but tanx for da help

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