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No not just any shape that has 8 side can be called an octagon. An octagon has straight lines that make up a closed bounded shape.

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Can you call any eight sided shape a octagon?

No, an octagon.


What is the shape of a 8 sided shape?

It is called an octagon and an irregular octagon can take any shape.


Is a octagon any shape with 8 sides?

Any shape that is an 8 sided figure is called an octagon


In maths how many degrees does an octagon add up to altogether?

The number of degrees in any geometric shape is 180*(n-2) where n is equal to the number of side. Since an octagon has 8 sides, there would be 180*6 or 1080 degrees total in the entire shape.


How many side on a octagon?

octa- is the prefix meaning "eight". An octagon is any eight-sided figure. The shape of a stop sign is a popular example of an octagon.8. An octopus has 8 legs, octuplets means having 8 babies is one delivery, oct generally means 8.


What is the sum of measures of an octagon?

It depends how long each side is. An octagon's sides do not have to all be the same length, they can vary from octagon to octagon. A regular octagon's sides are all equal so the sum of their measures would be 8 times the length of any one side..


What is one angle worth in an octagon?

On a regular polygon (the octagon that was represented to you in grade 2), its usually 45 degrees. Although, an octagon is any polygon with eight sides so it doesn't have to be regular, it can be any shape with sides. So it may be different for your octagon.


What is a convex octagon?

A convex polygon, including an octagon, is a 2d shape such that any straight line joining any two points on its boundary lies wholly within the shape. This is assured if each of its interior angles is less than 180 degrees.


Is a octagon convex?

A convex polygon, including an octagon, is a 2d shape such that any straight line joining any two points on its boundary lies wholly within the shape. This is assured if each of its interior angles is less than 180 degrees.


What do you call an unequal 8 sided shape?

For planar shapes, an eight sided polygon (also simply octagon) is any shape with eight straight sides it does not have to be equilateral (same length on all sides) or equiangular (same angle on all sides) as the regular octagon is.If you are talking about 3 dimensional shapes the terms are polyhedron & octahedron


Does a octagon have to have two pairs of parallel sides?

It depends on the actual shape of that octagon. It CAN have two pairs of parallel sides. A regular octagon has 4 pairs of parallel sides.


What are 2 dimensional shapes?

Common ones are polygons, such as squares, rectangles, octagon etc. Any shape restricted to the xy plane is a 2d shape.