# What is a 4 sided polygon?

Jan 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

Any $4$-sided polygon is a quadrilateral.

Quadrilaterals take many forms, but their most basic characteristic is that they are a $4$-sided polygon.

In case you didn't know or have forgotten, a polygon is any closed figure created by a series of straight line segments.

In the case of any quadrilateral, there are $4$ of these line segments.

Notice that Latin roots:

"quadri-" means $4$
"latus" means sided