Some special parallelograms have their own names: squares, rectangles, rhombuses. A rectangle is a parallelogram whose all angles are equal (i.e. ), a rhombus is a parallelogram whose all sides are equal, and a square is a parallelogram that is a rectangle and a rhombus at the same time.
A base of a parallelogram is one of its sides. Any side of a parallelogram can be selected as its base. Once a base has been selected, the height of the parallelogram is defined to be the length of any line segment perpendicular to the base which extends from the base to the opposite side parallel to the base. The area of a parallelogram with base length and height is given by the formula .
There is also a neat relation between the length of the sides and the lengths of the diagonals called the parallelogram law.
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