Find the sum of the interior angle measures of the polygon.
A polygon is a closed two-dimensional figure, that comprises three or more straight lines.
Answer: The formula for calculating the sum of interior angles of a polygon is (n -2 ) × 180º
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Let 'n' be the number of sides of a regular polygon
The sum of interior angles of a polygon = (n -2 ) × 180º
The sum of interior angles of triangle = (3 - 2) × 180º [Since, triangle is a 3 sided polygon hence, n = 3]
The sum of the interior angles of the square = (4 - 2) × 180º [Since, square is a quadrilateral hence, n = 4]
The sum of the interior angles for the polygon with n = 10 will be
= (10 - 2) × 180º