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It was named after a pentagon, it wasn't the 'Pentagon' that named the 'pentagon'.

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Because it's shaped like a pentagon. A pentagon is a five-sized shape.

Auriga

The Pentagon building and there are pentagons on soccer balls.

starfish and flowers

The Pentagon is a famous building that has an unusual shape, that of a pentagon or 5-sided polygon. But most buildings are shaped like polygons. It is just that they are shaped like rectangles and squares, which are also polygons.

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Because it's shaped like a pentagon. A pentagon is a five-sized shape.

Auriga

The Pentagon in Washington is obviously shaped like a pentagon. Black shapes on soccer balls, some road signs and the home plate on a baseball field are all pentagonal shaped objects.

The Pentagon building and there are pentagons on soccer balls.

Stop sign?

starfish and flowers

The Pentagon is a famous building that has an unusual shape, that of a pentagon or 5-sided polygon. But most buildings are shaped like polygons. It is just that they are shaped like rectangles and squares, which are also polygons.

5 sided shapes

the pentagon

Pentagon/ school house

It is a pentagon, but not a regular pentagon- it is shaped like home plate for baseball or softfball.

A 5-sided shaped solid is called a pentagon in Geometry. It can either be a simple or a self-intersecting pentagon.