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polygon

A closed plane figure having straight sides. A polygon that has equal sides and equal angles is called a regular polygon. Examples: square, hexagon, nonagon, etc.

If the line connecting any two points on the polygon is always contained within the polygon then it is said to be a convex polygon. The sum of the interior angles of a convex polygon is \(180(n-2)\) degrees.

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  • [APA] polygon (28 Mar 2013). Retrieved 28 Mar 2013 from the Platonic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia: http://platonicrealms.com/encyclopedia/polygon/

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