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:

Triangle
Quadrilateral:

Quadrilateral
Pentagon:

Pentagon
Hexagon:

Hexagon
Heptagon:

Heptagon
Octagon:

Octagon
Nonagon:

Nonagon
Decagon:

Decagon
Dodecagon:

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.



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