# Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are the figures used in mathematics to represent the forms of real-world things. Shapes are the forms of things in geometry that have boundaries, angles, and surfaces.

There are basically two types of geometric figures:

• 2D Shapes(Two-dimensional)
• 3D Shapes(Three-dimensional)

Shapes are also divided into two types on the basis of their regularity or uniformity.

• Regular Shapes– Symmetric shapes such as square, circles, etc.
• Irregular Shapes– Asymmetric shapes or freeform shapes.

## List and Properties of Geometric Shapes

The list of geometric shapes along with their edges, vertices, and faces is given below.

## Open and Closed Figures

### Closed Shapes

Basic geometric shapes like squares, rectangles, and triangles are a few 2D shapes. These figures are referred such as polygons. Any flat form or plane on a piece of paper is a polygon. They have finite closed boundaries made up of line segments known as sides of the polygon. Geometric figures such as polygons are known as closed figures. The boundary of a closed figure could be either made up of line segments or curves. Therefore, any geometric object that begins and ends at the same location and forms a border using line segments or curves is considered to be a closed figure.

### Open Shapes

Open shapes aren’t complete. The beginning point and finishing point must be met in order to draw a closed figure. Using line segments or curves to represent open figures is another option, but at least the lines will be broken up. The origin and destination of an open figure are distinct.

## FAQs on Geometric Shapes

### Q1: What are different geometric shapes in Maths?

There are various geometric shapes such as circle, square, rectangle, kite, triangle etc. are the basic 2d shapes while Cube,Cuboid,Cone,Cylinder,Sphere are basic 3d shapes.

### Q2: Name different kinds of polygons.

The different polygons are:
Triangle
Quadrilaterals â€“ square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, kite
Pentagon
Hexagon
Heptagon
Octagon
Nonagon
Decagon

### Q3: Give a few real-life examples of 3D shapes.

Cube â€“ Sugar cube, Rubikâ€™s cube
Cuboid- A wooden rectangular box, matchbox
Cone- Icecream cone, Pyramid
Cylinder- Gas cylinder, Cylindrical jar