**Robin Burden**answered

Rectangles can be seen all over the place in everyday life.

From the letterbox that your mail comes through to the kitchen table you eat your breakfast on - the rectangle is a pretty common (and important) shape.

As defined by Euclidean geometry, a rectangle is a 4-sided shape with 4 right angles.

At a glance, rectangles are pretty much everywhere in our lives.

However, in real-life, even a piece of paper has three dimensions, and is therefore more accurately described as a rectangular prism.

Pedantry aside, you can find a million and one different uses for rectangles in everyday life.

For example:

From the letterbox that your mail comes through to the kitchen table you eat your breakfast on - the rectangle is a pretty common (and important) shape.

**Uses of rectangles**As defined by Euclidean geometry, a rectangle is a 4-sided shape with 4 right angles.

At a glance, rectangles are pretty much everywhere in our lives.

However, in real-life, even a piece of paper has three dimensions, and is therefore more accurately described as a rectangular prism.

Pedantry aside, you can find a million and one different uses for rectangles in everyday life.

For example:

- Computer screen.
- Boxes.
- Paper.
- Mouse pad.
- TV Screen - The dimensions of images are more accurately displayed in a rectangular shape.
- Books- A rectangular shaped book is easier to hold and flick through.
- Dollar bills
- Toast - wouldn't fit into a toaster unless it was a rectangle (although this begs the question 'what came first, the toast or the toaster?').
- A football field.

What other rectangular shapes can you think of?