Regular vs. Equilateral PolygonsDate: 07/24/2003 at 12:12:29 From: Rebecca Sewell Subject: Regular vs. Equilateral Polygons What is the difference between a regular polygon and an equilateral polygon? I know that an equilateral triangle has 3 sides of equal length, and it is also a regular polygon. This is not true for polygons with more sides. Why? Date: 07/24/2003 at 12:43:36 From: Doctor Roy Subject: Re: Regular vs. Equilateral Polygons Hi, Thanks for writing to Dr. Math. The easiest demonstration is a rhombus. A rhombus is an equilateral polygon, but it is not regular. A regular polygon is a polygon where all the sides have equal length and all angles have equal measure. So, a rhombus is equilateral but not regular. A square is both. Does this help? Please feel free to write back with any questions you may have. - Doctor Roy, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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