A pentagon has actually 5 sides, and also can be made native three triangles, so you understand what ...

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... Its inner angles add up to 3 × 180° = 540°

And when it is regular (all angle the same), climate each angle is 540° / 5 = 108°

(Exercise: make certain each triangle below adds approximately 180°, and check that the pentagon"s inner angles add up come 540°)

The inner Angles of a Pentagon add up to 540°

The general Rule

Each time we add a side (triangle to quadrilateral, square to pentagon, etc), us add another 180° come the total:


ShapeSidesSum ofInterior AnglesShapeEach Angle
If it is a Regular Polygon (all sides space equal, all angles room equal)
Triangle3180°
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60°
Quadrilateral4360°
*
90°
Pentagon5540°
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108°
Hexagon6720°
*
120°
Heptagon (or Septagon)7900°
*
128.57...°
Octagon81080°
*
135°
Nonagon91260°
*
140°
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Any Polygonn(n−2) × 180°
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(n−2) × 180° / n

So the general ascendancy is:


Sum of inner Angles = (n−2) × 180°

Each angle (of a regular Polygon) = (n−2) × 180° / n


Perhaps an instance will help:


Example: What around a continual Decagon (10 sides) ?

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Sum of interior Angles = (n−2) × 180°
= (10−2) × 180°
= 8 × 180°
= 1440°

And for a continual Decagon:

Each inner angle = 1440°/10 = 144°


Note: internal Angles are sometimes dubbed "Internal Angles"


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