Pentagon vs. Hexagon

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Pentagon and Hexagon is that the Pentagon is a polygon with five sides and Hexagon is a polygon with six sides.

  • Pentagon

    In geometry, a pentagon (from the Greek πέντε pente and γωνία gonia, meaning five and angle) is any five-sided polygon or 5-gon. The sum of the internal angles in a simple pentagon is 540°.

    A pentagon may be simple or self-intersecting. A self-intersecting regular pentagon (or star pentagon) is called a pentagram.

  • Hexagon

    In geometry, a hexagon (from Greek ἕξ hex, “six” and γωνία, gonía, “corner, angle”) is a six sided polygon or 6-gon. The total of the internal angles of any hexagon is 720°.

  • Pentagon (noun)

    A polygon with five sides and five angles.

  • Pentagon (noun)

    A fort with five bastions.

  • Hexagon (noun)

    A polygon with six sides and six angles.

  • Hexagon (noun)

    a plane figure with six straight sides and angles.

Oxford Dictionary

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