Question

In the app it is said that any figure made of line segments and is closed is called a polygon but in my book it is printed that any figure having more than 4 sides and is closed that's called a polygon. Can you tell me which one is correct

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Solution

The app is right.

polygon is an 'n' sided geometry which is always closed.

Example - triangle quadrilateral,pentagon,hexagon..........

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In elementary geometry, a**polygon** is a plane figure that is bounded by a finite chain of straight line segmentsclosing in a loop to form a closed polygonal chain or *circuit*. These segments are called its*edges* or *sides*, and the points where two edges meet are the polygon's *vertices*(singular: vertex) or *corners*. The interior of the polygon is sometimes called its *body*. An *n*-gon is a polygon with *n* sides; for example, a triangle is a 3-gon. A polygon is a 2-dimensional example of the more general polytope in any number of dimensions.

polygon is an 'n' sided geometry which is always closed.

Example - triangle quadrilateral,pentagon,hexagon..........

More detais are given below,

In elementary geometry, a

The basic geometrical notion of a polygon has been adapted in various ways to suit particular purposes. Mathematicians are often concerned only with the bounding closed polygonal chain and with simple polygons which do not self-intersect, and they often define a polygon accordingly. A polygonal boundary may be allowed to intersect itself, creating star polygons and other self-intersecting polygons. These and other generalizations of polygons are described below.

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