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# Are all six sided shapes called hexagons?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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no but it starts with hex because it means six

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### What are all six sided shapes called?

Hexagons, assuming they are polygons.

### What is the shape of the 6 sided shape?

Six sided shapes are called hexagons. If all 6 sides are the same size, then the shape is called a regular hexagon.

### Are all 6 sided shapes called hexagons?

For a 6 sided shape to be a hexagon, it must (in addition to having 6 sides) be a polygon. To be a polygon, it must be a closed shape (no unlinked lines) and it must be convex (All angles are pointed towards the outside, rather than inwards). If it matches all of these criteria, then it is indeed a hexagon. There are many 6 sided shapes that are not hexagons, including cubes.

### Are all six sided figures hexagons?

All six-sided two dimensional figures are hexagons.

### Are all 4 sided shapes parallelagrams?

No because all 4 sided shapes are called quadrilaterals which includes parallelograms

Polygons.

Triangles.

### What is a irregular 7 sided shape called?

All 7 sided shapes are called heptagons.

### What are all the sided shapes called?

There are infinitely many of them and they are collectively known as polygons.

### What are multi sided shapes called?

They are called Polygons.If all the sides are straight lines, then a polygon.

### What other things that six sided beside hexagon?

All 6 sided objects are in the family class of hexagons.