Posted by **sam** on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 4:32pm.

I'm a bit confused on what the difference is between congruent and parallel. If a line is congruent (same) wouldn't that also make them parallel? like a square has all sides that are parallel but they are also congruent because they are all the same right... am I making any sense?

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**bubba**, Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 5:42pm
take a kite for example there are 2 paris of congruent lengths, but they are obviously not parallel. hope that helps

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**oneirocritic**, Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 7:44pm
two lines can be both congruent and parallel ... but most the time this isn't the case

"_ |": congruent [I guess] but not parallel

"| |" both congruent and parallel

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