Quadrilateral

A quadrilateral is a polygon that has four sides.

Examples

The figures below are all quadrilaterals.


opposite sides and angles of a quadrilateral

For a quadrilateral, opposite sides do not have a common vertex:

As can be seen in the figure above, line segments AB and CD are opposite sides of the quadrilateral, and do not share a common vertex. The same is true of line segments AD and BC.


For a quadrilateral, opposite angles do not have a common side:

As can be seen in the figure above, angle A and angle C are opposite angles in the quadrilateral. Angles B and D are also opposite angles, and do not share a common side.


See also polygon.