Definition:Polygon/Opposite

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Definition

When a polygon has an even number of sides, each side has an opposite side, and each vertex likewise has an opposite vertex.

When a polygon has an odd number of sides, each side has an opposite vertex.

The opposite side (or opposite vertex) to a given side (or vertex) is that side (or vertex) which has the same number of sides between it and the side (or vertex) in question.

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In the same way that vertices can be called angles, an opposite vertex is often referred to as an opposite angle.