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# What is a 10-sided shape called?

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A flat 10-sided shape with sides of equal length is called a decagon. A solid 10-sided shape with faces of equal size and shape is called a decahedron.

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Two-dimensional shapes are called polygons, which means they are flat, straight-sided and closed. Three-dimensional shapes are called polyhedrons. These are solid with flat faces. Polygons and polyhedrons with all sides or faces the same size are called regular and are named from the Greek words associated with the number of sides or faces they contain. Polygons and polyhedrons are two kinds of shapes studied in the branch of mathematics known as plane geometry.

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The name of a 10-sided polygon is a decagon. The term "decagon" comes from the modern Latin word "decagonum" and from the Greek "dekagonon," which is a combination of "deka," meaning "ten" and "gonia," meaning "corner" or "angle."

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A shape that has 10 sides is call a decagon. A decagon is a type of polygon, which is a two dimensional shape with straight lines. These lines connect to each other to form a closed shape.

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A shape with 24 sides is called an icosikaitetragon. Greek prefixes are used for naming shapes by the number of sides. Numbers above 20 have additional special rules that must be followed to construct their names.