Geometric Shapes can be defined as figure or area closed by a boundary which is created by combining the specific amount of curves, points, and lines. Different geometric shapes are Triangle, Circle, Square, etc. Before we shift our focus to rather advanced and competitive mathematical concepts of geometry and algebra, it is important that you acquire the necessary understanding of the geometric shapes. All of us know about the common shapes in geometry like a square, rectangle, circle, and triangle. Let us get more idea on basic Geometric Shapes.

List of Geometric Shapes:

Square

Circle

Rectangle

Triangle

Polygons

Parallelogram

Square

A square is a four-sided figure which is created by connecting 4 line segments. The line segments in the square are all of the equal lengths and they come together to form 4 right angles.

square

Circle

On the other hand, a circle which is another shape of geometry has no straight lines. It is rather a combination of curves that are all connected. In a circle, there are no angles to be found.

circle

Rectangle

Similar to a square, a rectangle is also created by connecting four line segments. However, the only difference between a square and a rectangle is that in a rectangle, there are two line segments which are longer than the other two line segments.

rectangle

So, in geometry, a rectangle is also described as an elongated square. Also, in a rectangle, the four corners come together to form four right angles.

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Circle

Curves

Lines

Polygons and Angles

Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Triangle

Triangle comprises three connected line segments. Unlike, a rectangle or a square, in a triangle, the angles can be of distinct measurements. They aren’t always the right angles. Triangles are named, depending upon the type of angles which is found within the triangle itself. For instance, if a triangle has one right angle, it will be known as a right-angled triangle.

triangle

However, in case all the angles of a triangle are less than 90 degrees, then it will be called as an acute-angled triangle. If any, one of the angles in the triangle measures more than 90 degrees, then it will be known as an obtuse angled triangle. Finally, there is an equiangular triangle, in which all the angles of the triangle are 60 degrees. On the other hand, the triangle can also be identified or labeled on the type of sides they have.