
Tetragon (4gon)also Quadrilateral, Quadrangle
From Greek: tetra "four" + gonia "angle"
Try this
Adjust the tetragon below by dragging any orange dot. By clicking on the top left command line,
you can switch it between a
regular and
irregular tetragon.
Because a tetragon has an even number of sides, in a
regular tetragon, opposite sides are
parallel. A regular tetragon is a
square.
Properties of regular tetragons
Properties of all tetragons
Number of diagonals 
2 
The number of distinct diagonals possible from all vertices. (In general ½n(n–3) ).
In the figure above, click on "show diagonals" to see them.
See Diagonals of a Polygon 
Number of triangles 
2 
The number of triangles created by drawing the diagonals from a given vertex. (In general n–2).
In the figure above, click on "show triangles" to see them. See Triangles of a Polygon 
Sum of interior angles 
360° 
In general 180(n–2) degrees .
See Interior Angles of a Polygon 
Related polygon topics
General
Types of polygon
Area of various polygon types
Perimeter of various polygon types
Angles associated with polygons
Named polygons
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