Q:

# What is the shape of a polygon?

A:

A polygon can be any number of shapes. A polygon is a two dimensional shape made of at least 3 straight lines that do not cross and is a closed shape. Examples of polygons would include triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and octagons.

## Keep Learning

Regular polygons are made when all sides and angles of the shape are the same size. When the sides or angles are different sizes, the polygon is said to be irregular. Any shape with a curved side is not a polygon.

Other types of polygons include convex, where all interior angles are less than 180 degrees, and concave, where one or more interior angles measure more than 180 degrees.

Sources:

## Related Questions

• A: Unlike a regular shape, an irregular shape is a polygon with sides that aren't all equal and unequal angles. Some conventional geometric shapes, such as th... Full Answer >
Filed Under:
• 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:
• 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:
• A: In math, a compound shape consists of two or more simple shapes, such as triangles, squares, circles and rectangles. Another name for a compound shape is a... Full Answer >
Filed Under:
PEOPLE SEARCH FOR