# Types of Polygons

We know that the polygons are those closed figures bounded by the straight line segments called as sides. The polygons are named according to the number of sides. They are also classified according to their sides and angles. You might have come across polygonal slabs fixed for the platforms or the floor of a building. These give attractive look for the surface where they are fixed. To fix certain number of polygonal tiles for the given area, we should know the area of each tile. It will be more convenient to calculate the number of tiles required for the given area, if we calculate the area of one tile. In this section let us see the methods of finding the area of different types of polygons, to enable us to solve the real life situations discussed above.