Math CentralQuandaries & Queries


Subject: diagonals
Name: Katie
Who are you: Student

Can you characterize ALL polygons by the number of diagonals it has?

Hi Katie,

The key to answering this question is in the answer to a question from Adam some time ago. You need to be a little careful with your answer. It looks at first that two polygons with a different number of vertices might have the same number of diagonals. Why isn't this so?


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