# How many pairs of parallel sides does a parallelogram have?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking about the number of pairs of parallel sides in a parallelogram. A parallelogram is a special type of quadrilateral where opposite sides are parallel. Therefore, the question is focused on understanding the properties of a parallelogram.

#### Answer

Two pairs

The final answer is two pairs

##### Answer for screen readers

The final answer is two pairs

#### More Information

In addition to having two pairs of parallel sides, the opposite angles in a parallelogram are also equal, and the diagonal lines bisect each other.

#### Tips

A common mistake is to think a parallelogram has only one pair of parallel sides. Always remember it has two pairs.

#### Sources

- Parallelogram - en.wikipedia.org
- Do parallelograms have two pairs of parallel sides? - homework.study.com
- How many parallel sides does a parallelogram have? - Answers - math.answers.com