Types of polygons
There are many types of polygons. To explore them all along with their properties can be a course in itself.
Basically, a polygon is a closed plane figure made of three or more sides.
Number of sides |
Name of polygon |
3 |
triangle |
4 |
quadrilateral |
5 |
pentagon |
6 |
hexagon |
7 |
heptagon |
8 |
octagon |
9 |
nonagon |
10 |
decagon |
12 |
dodecagon |
Examples of polygons:
Triangle:
Quadrilateral:
Pentagon:
Hexagon:
Heptagon:
Octagon:
Nonagon:
Decagon:
Dodecagon:
Polygons are all around. Take a close look around you in your house, at the work place, or in an amusement park, you will find many real life examples of polygons.