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reid, a parent:

My 6 yo neice came home with her math homework and she was supposed to identify which objects had sides.One of the objects was an oval.I don't believe it has sides because it is curved and I don't think that would make it an object with sides.What would be the correct answer?Thanks,Reid

Hi Reid,

The definition of a side or edge is a line connecting two vertices or points. An oval does not have any straight lines, only curves so it does not have any sides.

Hope this helps,


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