Do the two given shapes have the
same number of vertices?
We’re given a pair of 2D shapes to
look at here. They look quite different, don’t
they? And our question asks us to compare
them. We need to decide whether there’s
something similar about our shapes. Do they have the same number of
vertices? We know that vertices is a
mathematical word that’s used to describe the corners of a 2D shape. So we could replace the word
vertices for corners in the question. Do the two shapes have the same
number of corners? There’s only one way to find
out. Let’s count them. Let’s put a counter on each of the
corners of the first shape so we know which ones we’ve counted.
We’ll start with this corner at the
top here. One, two, three, four, five,
six. Our first shape has six corners or
vertices. Now, let’s compare this with our
second shape. Does this shape have six vertices
as well? Let’s count them. One, two, three, four, five,
six. Although our two shapes do look
different, they both have the same number of vertices. Just goes to show, doesn’t it? Just because two shapes have the
same number of vertices doesn’t mean they have to look exactly the same, does
it? So, in answer to our question, do
the two given shapes have the same number of vertices, we can say yes.