A “Polygon” is simply a closed shape made up of straight line segments meeting at definite points. We have all seen rectangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, and triangles, and these are all polygons, too. But there are more unusual polygons than these. Think of the shapes in the shapes of a soccer ball. You can either fit the ball inside a circle or inside an oval.
Do you know what the smallest possible polygon is? That’s right, the polygon itself. It doesn’t even have to be straight. Just because a polygon has four directions, doesn’t mean that it is actually a square. There are a variety of shapes that are polygons, so if you’re not familiar with them, there’s no need to panic.
Next, we’ll take a look at rectangles and their variations. Rectangles are just another name for a polygon, but it doesn’t matter. They are a simple shape, as they don’t change shape when you rotate. But, a triangle, which makes up most of all rectangles, changes shape when you move it along a straight path. When you do so, it becomes a quadrangle and then a pentagon. But a rectangle can be anything you want it to be.
The second variation of a polygon is the pentagon. In this case, it takes on a variety of shapes. For example, you could get a pentagon by using a straight line and adding to one side in a clockwise direction. In a clockwise rotation, it will turn into a pentagonal circle, followed by a quadrilateral with a right triangle and a left triangle.
The third variation of a polygon is the oblong shape. As its name suggests, it takes on an oblong shape. In a clockwise rotation, it becomes an oblong plane, then a hexagonal plane, then a square. In a counterclockwise rotation, it turns into a rectangular plane and then a hexagonal plane. And in a counterclockwise rotation, it turns into a quadrilateral plane.
You’ll notice that rectangles and polygons have different appearances when you compare them. But you might also notice that rectangles can take on other shapes. In a straight line, they take on a box shape. On a hexagonal plane, they can become a triangle and then a teardrop shape. In a teardrop shape, they can become a heart shape.
Geometry is not the only thing you need to know when you look at a diagram of a polygon. If you’re not familiar with geometry, don’t feel bad. The basic geometric shapes are the same as all geometric shapes, so you won’t have any trouble understanding a diagram. The difference is that some geometrical shapes don’t change much when you change their orientation.