# What is the difference between a quadrilateral and a parallelogram?

As the name suggests, a quadrilateral is a polygon that has 4 sides.

While on the other hand, a parallelogram is a special quadrilateral in which both pairs of opposite sides are parallel and equal.

## Answer: All parallelograms fall under the category of quadrilaterals, but all quadrilaterals can not be named as parallelograms.

A parallelogram is a special type of quadrilateral.

**Explanation:**

A parallelogram is defined as a quadrilateral in which both pairs of opposite sides are parallel and equal.

So, all parallelograms fall under the category of quadrilaterals, but all quadrilaterals can not be named as parallelograms.