Characteristics of Polygons

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Characteristics of Polygons

A polygon is a plane shape with straight sides. All sides are connected to form vertices.Note: A circle is not a polygon because it has a curved side.

The name of a polygon is determined by the number of sides. A polygon must have at least three sides.

Characteristics of Polygons

Visit the Polygon Playground to create figures using various polygons.

Explore the different characteristics of polygons at Math is Fun.

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You can find the sum of the interior angles of a polygon by using the formula 180(n-2), where n represents the number of sides.

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the US Department of Defense.

If all angles are equal and all sides are equal, then it is a regular polygon; otherwise it is irregular.