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definition of square

The term 'square' is one that refers to one of the most basic and essential geometric shapes that we can know. It is in this sense that the concept is popularly used. However, there is also a different definition of 'square' for algebra and it is the one that has to do with the number resulting from the multiplication of x number twice by itself. In both cases, the term square has to do with abstract entities, although in the case of the geometric square we can find such representations in a concrete way in real life.

When defining what a geometric square is, we must say that it is a two-dimensional figure called as quadrilateral since it has four sides, whose perimeter is formed by sides that are parallel and opposite at the same time. This transforms the square into a parallelogram, which in turn means that its sides are parallel, unlike figures such as a trapezoid or trapezoid.

A square has four vertices, whose angles measure 90 ° each, having to add a total of 360 °, and with two diagonals that shape its internal structure. The external angles, which complete the circumference of the internal ones, must therefore measure 270 ° each. According to the position or direction the square takes, it can be transformed into a special type of rhombus. In turn, the area of ​​a geometric square can be calculated through the equation A = L2 (squared).

Finally, if we talk about the algebraic square, we will be referring to the number expressed as a result of the multiplication twice by itself of a figure x. This algebraic operation is directly linked to the geometric figure of the square since its sides multiplied squared is what gives us the surface of the figure.