what is the smallest polygon. what is a polygon.


i'm in 6th grade and i'm a girl student

Hi Sueling,

A polygon is a closed figure made up of line segments. (Closed means that if you walk around the boundry you eventually come back to your starting point.) For example a rectangle is a polygon.

As is a hexagon

By the "smallest" polygon I expect that you mean the polygon with the smallest number of sides. You can't construct a polygon with one side or two sides so the smallest polygon is a triangle, with three sides.

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