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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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    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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    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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