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# What Is a Five-Sided Shape Called?

**A five-sided shape is called a pentagon.** In geometry, all two dimensional shapes are known as polygons, so it can also be referred to as a five-sided polygon.

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There are two types of pentagon; regular and irregular. A regular pentagon has five sides of equal length.

An irregular pentagon has five sides of varying length. A regular pentagon will always have the same interior and exterior angles. The interior angle of a regular pentagon is 108 degrees and the exterior angle of a regular pentagon is 72 degrees. The total interior angles of a pentagon will always equal 540 degrees.

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## How Many Vertices Does a Pentagon Have?

A: A pentagon has five vertices. In geometry, a vertex is the point of meeting of two or more straight lines. The term "vertex" comes from Latin and has the p... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Do You Find the Area of a Pentagon?

A: To calculate the area of a regular pentagon, the perimeter of the polygon is multiplied by the apothem and the result is divided in half. The mathematical ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is the Way to Draw a Pentagon?

A: To draw a perfect pentagon, a compass should be used and five equal lines should be drawn inside of a circle. A pentagon is a five-sided polygon with its i... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Many Triangles Are in a Pentagon?

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