A pentagon has 5 sides, and also can be made native three triangles, for this reason you recognize what ...

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... Its internal angles include up come 3 × 180° = 540°

And once it is regular (all angles the same), then each edge is 540° / 5 = 108°

(Exercise: make certain each triangle right here adds as much as 180°, and also check that the pentagon"s internal angles add up come 540°)

The interior Angles of a Pentagon add up come 540°

The basic Rule

Each time we add a side (triangle to quadrilateral, square to pentagon, etc), we add another 180° come the total:


ShapeSidesSum ofInterior AnglesShapeEach Angle
If the is a Regular Polygon (all sides are equal, all angles are equal)
Triangle3180°
*
60°
Quadrilateral4360°
*
90°
Pentagon5540°
*
108°
Hexagon6720°
*
120°
Heptagon (or Septagon)7900°
*
128.57...°
Octagon81080°
*
135°
Nonagon91260°
*
140°
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Any Polygonn(n−2) × 180°
*
(n−2) × 180° / n

So the general preeminence is:


Sum of interior Angles = (n−2) × 180°

Each angle (of a continual Polygon) = (n−2) × 180° / n


Perhaps an instance will help:


Example: What around a continual Decagon (10 sides) ?

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Sum of interior Angles = (n−2) × 180°
= (10−2) × 180°
= 8 × 180°
= 1440°

And because that a consistent Decagon:

Each inner angle = 1440°/10 = 144°


Note: internal Angles space sometimes called "Internal Angles"


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