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.



Types of polygons quiz. This quiz is really fun and it will help you remember the names of the polygons on this lesson fast.





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