Polygons by jvn
Blog technician Jeevanachan
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Polygons by jvn
Understanding the properties of various shapes, or figures, is going to be key
throughout Geometry. In this lesson, we will explore some of these shapes, more formerly
known as polygons.
First, to distinguish between convex and concave polygons.
Next, to distinguish between regular and irregular polygons.
Lastly, to classify polygons according to how many sides they have.
WHAT ARE POLYGONS?
Closed shapes or figures in a plane with three or more sides. Alternatively, a polygon can be
defined as a closed planar figure that is the union of a finite number of linesegments. The
term polygon is derived from a Greek word meaning “many-angled”.
CONVEX VS. CONCAVE POLYGONS
Convex polygon- A polygon for which any two interior points can be connected by a line
segment that stays entirely inside the polygon.
Concave polygon- A polygon that is not convex. A line segment connecting two points may
pass outside the figure.
REGULAR VS. IRREGULAR POLYGONS
A regular polygon is a polygon in which all the angles and sides are equal.
An irregular polygon is a polygon whose sides are not the same length or whose interior
angles do not all have the same measure.
WHAT IS A TRIANGLE?
A triangle, sometimes called a trigon, is a three-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A QUADRILATERAL?
A quadrilateral is a four-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A PENTAGON?
A pentagon is a five-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A HEXAGON?
A hexagon, also referred to as a sexagon, is a six-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A HEPTAGON?
A heptagon, also referred to as a septagon, is a seven-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A OCTAGON?
An octagon is a eight-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A NONAGON?
A nonagon is a nine-sided polygon.
WHAT IS A DECAGON?
A decagon is a ten-sided polygon.sided polygon.