Regular Polygon – Definition with Examples

» Regular Polygon – Definition with Examples

What is a Regular Polygon?

2-dimensional enclosed figure made by joining 3 or more straight lines is called a polygon. Polygons are also known as ‘flat figures’.

Polygon                                    Not a Polygon                                Not a Polygon       (straight sides)                               (has a curve)                              (open, not closed) A polygon having equal sides and equal angles is a regular polygon.

Parts of a Regular Polygon

A regular polygon has three parts:

The interior angle is the angle formed within the enclosed surface of the polygon by joining the sides.

Different Regular Polygons

The names of the regular polygons come from the number of sides they have.

Shapes

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Angles

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Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

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