







A circle with a circular hole 
20190311 

From Sue: My little one is wondering if a circle with a circular hole could be described as an irregular semicircle.
As it has 2 sides but is not the standard shape. Could you share your thoughts ?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Polygons with two names 
20081024 

From Connor: Why do some polygons have two names and what are they?. Thanks Answered by Harley Weston. 





More on quadrilateral shape names 
20070526 

From Don: If North Americans call a quadrilateral with no parallel sides a trapezium, is a kite merely a special type of trapezium? Can a rhombus be a kite? Answered by Walter Whiteley and Penny Nom. 





A 13 sided figure 
20070412 

From Kiara: I was wondering what you call a 13 sided figure. I'm in
6th grade and my teacher said i could get extra credit if I figure this out. Thanks
a lot for your help.When I get extra credit I will be sure to mention you guys!
Thanks! Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A fifteen sided polygon 
20040305 

From Joann: WHAT IS THE NAME OF A FIFTEEN SIDED SHAPE? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The quadratic formula 
20030831 

From Alex: I am using Houghton Mifflin's Precalculus with Limits book, 2nd edition. However, the first chapter encompasses Algebra review, and I am stuck on a problem. All that's required is to solve the following and verify using a calculator: 3y2+6y+2=0 I have solved the problem using the quadratic formula, but from what I remember, the quadratic formula is used in the case of equations following the AX2+BX+C=0 pattern. As the problem I am attempting uses a yvariable, can I still use the quadratic formula? Since I am not sure what route to take in solving this problem, I am hoping you can assist me. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Division names 
20030310 

From A parent: what is the answer to a division problem called Answered by Penny Nom. 





Hundreds, thousands, millions,... 
20030219 

From Karissa and Jasmeen: hundreds, thousands, millions,  can you help us with the rest of this sequence  we are trying to find the largest number Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 91gon 
20010910 

From Ashley: Hi! My name is Ashley and I am an 8th grader and I couldn't find the name of a polygon with 91 sides. i was a question from my math teacher. Answered by Penny Nom. 





6,000,000,000,000,000,000 
20010712 

From James: How would I express 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Names of the polygons 
20010315 

From Sami: I was asked to find out what the names for different polygons were. The only two I cannot find are the names for a polygon with 30 sides and a polygon with 40 sides. I would really appreciate it if you could help me. Thank you very much. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Shape names 
20010226 

From Paul: I have been asked to give names of shapes from A to Z . I can only find 14 shapes can you help..... I'm missing letters b, g, j, l, m, n, u, v, w, x, y, z. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Undecagon 
20010221 

From Karen: I need to know what kind of a polygon an undecagon is and how many sides it has. This is a problem in my math book. Answered by Penny Nom and Michael Tsatsomeros. 





A 100gon 
20000524 

From Chris Mohr: What is a 100gon called? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Names of the polygons 
20000129 

From Janemath: I have been doing research on the names of polygons with 11 to 20 sides. I have found conflicting names for some of them . for example 18 sidedoctadecagon and octokaidecagon. 11sidedundecagon and hendecagon. Why is this? Is one more correct than another? Or are they equally acceptable? Answered by Harley Weston. 





A Kite 
19981007 

From Paul Scott: What is the mathematical term for the kite shape? Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





The origin of angles 
19980224 

From Marc Poulin: I'm currently teaching angles to students in grade 10 and I've been asked what's the origin of the terms degrees, radians and gradians. I know that the radians come from the sexagesimal numerical system of the Babylonians but my kids wanted to know dates and persons who would have brought these terms first. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Names of the Polygons 
19970304 

From Manuel: What do you call a 13 sided polygon? Is there a list of the different names? Answered by Walter Whiteley and Harley Weston. 

