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MEAP Preparation - Grade 6 Mathematics
4.17 Polygons

  • A simple closed figure bound by line segments is called a polygon.
  • They are two dimensional figures.
  • The line segments by which a polygon is bound are called its sides.
  • The sides do not cross each other and exactly two sides meet at every vertex.
  • Polygons with three sides are called triangles.
  • Polygons with four sides are called quadrilaterals.
  • A quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel and equal sides is called a parallelogram.
  • A parallelogram with 4 right angles and 4 sides equal is a square.
  • A parallelogram with 4 right angles and 2 pairs of equal sides is a rectangle.
  • A quadrilateral with only 1 pair of parallel sides is called trapezoid.
  • The diagonals of a parallelogram are not equal.
  • A polygon that has 5 sides is a pentagon.
  • A polygon that has 6 sides is a hexagon.
  • A solid formed by plane figures is a polyhedron.
  • Cube is an example of a polyhedron.

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also draw at least five shapes that are polygons and shapes that are not polygons.
Q 1: How many sides does a pentagon have?

Q 2: How many sides does a hexagon have?

Q 3: A quadrilateral which has 4 sides that are all the same measurement is a

Q 4: If a quadrilateral can be folded so that the two halves can exactly match, it is said to have a line of

Q 5: A polygon with 8 sides is a

Q 6: A polygon with 5 sides is a

Q 7: Which of these polyhedron has exactly 4 faces which are all triangles?
Rectangular Prism
Triangular Prism
Triangular Pyramid
Triangular Cube

Q 8: A normal building most closely resembles which of the following?
Square Pyramid
Rectangular Prism

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