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# How many sides does a regular polygon have?

**The number of sides a regular polygon has is indicated by the name of the polygon.** For example, a pentagon has five sides, and an octagon has eight sides. The fewest number of sides a polygon can have is three, but there is no upper limit.

The name "polygon" comes from the Greek words "polus," meaning "many," and "gonia," meaning "corner" or "angle." To be classified as a regular polygon, all of the sides and angles must be congruent. A three-sided regular polygon is called an equilateral triangle. A four-sided regular polygon is called a square. The names of many-sided polygons can be constructed from Greek-derived number names, such as dodecagon for a 12-sided polygon or hexadecagon for a 17-sided polygon. However, past a certain number of sides, mathematicians normally use the abbreviation "n-gon," so a 25-sided polygon is called a 25-gon.

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## How many sides does an n-gon have?

A: An n-gon is a polygon with "n" sides, where "n" is a placeholder for any number. The letter "n" is commonly used alongside other letters in mathematics and... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What do you call a shape with eight sides?

A: In geometry, a shape, or polygon, with eight sides is called an octagon. A common example of an octagon in the real world is the stop sign. The octagon is ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is a 14-sided shape called?

A: Assuming that it is a polygon, or a shape with closed sides, a 14-sided shape is called a tetradecagon or a tetrakaidecagon. Any polygon could also be call... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is a polygon with all of its sides and angles congruent?

A: An angle with all of its sides and angles congruent is a regular polygon. The term "congruent" means exactly equal in shape or size, while a polygon is def... Full Answer >Filed Under: