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julian16254feng
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Kwhite7298
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is square and rectangle are absolutely the same?

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Started: 4/18/2013 Category: Education
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julian16254feng

Con

When length = width, the rectangle is a square. But when the length and width aren't the same, the rectangle can't be a square. That means a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle isn't a square.
Kwhite7298

Pro

This is perhaps a one-sided debate, but I figured this should be fun.

Definitions:
absolutely -- in an absolute manner or condition —often used as an intensive . [1]
"the same" -- similar in kind, quantity, quality, or degree. [2]

Therefore, today's resolution can be rephrased to...
"is square and rectangle similar in kind in an absolute manner or condition?"

Since the Pro has Burden of Proof, Pro must prove that squares in rectangles are similar, not necessarily identical.
I do not believe squares and rectangles are identical, however, they are very similar!


Contention 1: Both have bisecting diagonals
If you were to connect the two opposite corners of the shapes, you would have an "x" shape in the middle. Notice how the two segments on line / are exactly the same length, and the two segments on line \ are the same length. Therefore, the two share a property making it the first reason why they are similar.


Contention 2: Both have congruent angles
By definition, both a square and a rectangle have four 90* angles. From that, we can say that at any intersection, the two rays are therefore perpendicular. The angle measures are another reason why the two are similar.


Contention 3: Both have congruent and parrallel opposite sides
By definition of a parrallelogram, the opposite sides of both a square and a rectangle are in fact congruent. Furthermore, they are parrallel. This is another reason why the two are similar.


Based on the three reasons and the terms defined by the Pro, I strongly urge you to vote "PRO" on ALL accounts in this perhaps one-sided debate.


[1]http://www.merriam-webster.com...
[2]http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
Debate Round No. 1
julian16254feng

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Kwhite7298

Pro

All arguments from Round 1 extended!
Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Kwhite7298

Pro

All arguments extended. VOTE PRO!
Debate Round No. 4
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by tagamasid666 2 years ago
tagamasid666
how about the the .... one adjacent side is unequal..
Posted by Kwhite7298 3 years ago
Kwhite7298
tempted to take this for the lols
Posted by imabench 3 years ago
imabench
This debate is bad and you should feel bad
Posted by tvellalott 3 years ago
tvellalott
Actually, this debate is four sided.

THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT!
Posted by MassiveDump 3 years ago
MassiveDump
I debated that the Holocaust was a bad thing and that debate wasn't as one-sided.
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