What is the difference between a polygon and a polyhedron?
Polygons are closed shapes made of line segments. They are 2 Dimensional figures. Examples of polygons include squares, triangles, rectangles etc. A polyhedron is a three-dimensional solid made up of polygons. A polyhedron has faces, edges, and vertices.
Answer: A polygon is a two-dimensional shape whereas a polyhedron is a three-dimensional shape.
Let's understand the answer in detail.
The difference between polyhedrons and polygons are:
- Polyhedrons are 3 D structures having faces, vertices, and edges, whereas polygons are 2 D structures made of line segments
- Different polygons can be used to make a polyhedron. For example, a tetrahedron has four triangles which are polygons.
- Examples of polyhedrons are tetrahedrons, prisms, etc.
Hence, the most important difference is that a polygon is a two-dimensional shape whereas a polyhedron is a three-dimensional shape.