Video: Counting the Sides and Angles in Polygons

Kathryn Kingham

Consider the following figure. How many sides does this shape have? How many angles does it have?

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Video Transcript

Consider the following figure. How many sides does the shape have? And how many angles does it have?

A side of a figure is a line segment that makes up the shape. An angle is the space between two intersecting lines. Where two sides meet, there will be an angle. Let’s start by counting the sides of this figure: one, two, three, four, five, six. This figure has six sides. Now we can move on and count the angles: one, two, three, four, five, and six. This figure has six angles. In total, this figure has six sides and six angles.

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