 # What is a 4 sided polygon?

A polygon is a two-dimensional geometric figure that has a finite number of sides. The sides of a polygon are made of straight line segments connected to each other end to end. The line segments of a polygon are called sides or edges. The point where two line segments meet is called vertex or corners, henceforth an angle is formed. An example of a polygon is a triangle with three sides.

## 4 sided polygon

A 4 sided polygon bounded by 4 finite line segments is known as a quadrilateral. The word ‘quadrilateral’ is composed of two Latin words, quadri meaning ‘four ‘and latus meaning ‘side’. Hence, it is a two dimensional figure having four sides (or edges) and four vertices.

A quadrilateral is a plane figure that has four sides or edges, and also have four corners or vertices.

### Types

There are many types of quadrilaterals. As the word ‘Quad’ means four, all these types of a quadrilateral have four sides, and the sum of angles of these shapes is 360 degrees.

• Trapezium
• Parallelogram
• Squares
• Rectangle
• Rhombus
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