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# is square and rectangle are absolutely the same?

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 4/18/2013 Category: Education Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 992 times Debate No: 32665
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 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.Report this Argument 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 diagonalsIf 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 anglesBy 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 sidesBy 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... Report this Argument Con julian16254feng forfeited this round. Pro All arguments from Round 1 extended!Report this Argument Con julian16254feng forfeited this round. Pro Kwhite7298 forfeited this round. Con julian16254feng forfeited this round. Pro All arguments extended. VOTE PRO!Report this Argument Con julian16254feng forfeited this round. Pro Kwhite7298 forfeited this round.
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