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Q: Why can't circles tessellate?

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No circles can't tessellate because tessellate means fits together without any gaps and overlaping. I hope this helps =]

yes... this figure does tessellate

A regular pentagon will not tessellate.

No it does not tessellate you have to pentagons in order for it to tessellate. * * * * * It is not at all clear what "have to pentagons" has to do with this. No polygon with 7 or more sides will tessellate. Octagons will tessellate if mixed with squares but that is not "proper" tessellation since it involved more than one shape.

YES!! It will tessellate. Ask me more questions!!!

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No circles can't tessellate because tessellate means fits together without any gaps and overlaping. I hope this helps =]

circles and octagon do not tessellate as they overlap each other or leave spaces between them.

There are many shapes: circles, ellipses, ovals (elongated circles), cardioids, any shape with a "hole" in it such as a annulus.Polygons will tessellate if combined with other suitable polygons.

There will always be a gap between any three circles and so they cannot tessellate.Rhombi, alone, WILL tessellate.

No because if you put them side by side there would be a gap.

No. Circles lack straight edges, and thus cannot tesselate with triangles.

An octagon cannot tessellate because when you put about 4 together, there are gaps in between the shapes, which is not allowed in a tessellation. When you put together 5 octagon's, some of them are overlapping and there still are gaps. Therefore, an octagon cant tessellate.

Shapes such as circles, regular pentagons, and heptagons.Most regular polygons will not tessellate on their own. Only triangles, squares and hexagons will.With irregular polygons there is more of a choice. All isosceles or scalene triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums and kites will tessellate as will some higher order polygons.

No cones can not tessellate.

There are decagons which will tessellate.

A square can tessellate but a regular pentagon can't tessellate

A square will tessellate leaving no gaps or overlaps but a circle does not tessellate.

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