# What is the difference between a polygon and a polyhedron?

**Solution:**

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.

The difference between polyhedrons and polygons are:

- Polyhedrons are 3D 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.

## What is the difference between a polygon and a polyhedron?

**Summary:**

A polygon is a two-dimensional shape whereas a polyhedron is a three-dimensional shape.

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