Types of Polygons
- all angles are equal and all sides are the same length. Regular polygons are bothequiangular and equilateral.
- all angles are equal.
- all sides are the same length.
- a straight line drawn through a convex polygon
crosses at most twosides
. Every interior angle is less than 180°.
- you can draw at least one straight line through a concave polygon that
more than two sides
. At least one interior angle is more than 180°.
(N = # of sides and S = length from center to a corner)
of a regular polygon = (1/2) N sin(360°/N) S
of the interior angles of a polygon = (N - 2) x 180°
number of diagonals
in a polygon = 1/2 N(N-3)The
number of triangles
(when you draw all the diagonals from one vertex) in a polygon = (N -2)
- one of the line segments that make up the polygon.
- point where two sides meet. Two or more of these points are called vertices.
- a line connecting two vertices that isn't aside.
- Angle formed by two adjacent sidesinside the polygon.
- Angle formed by two adjacent sidesoutside the polygon.