3rd grade math hw help!
posted by Kelly on .
hello all,
my daughter come home with a math homework "Alphabet Polygons" I have no idea how to use the letters in the alphabet to answer the questions. Please HELP! The questions are as follow:
1) You can make polygons of some of the letters by drawing just one more line segment. Which letters are they?
2) With which letters can you make exactly 2 polygons by drawing 2 more line segments?
3) by drawing 3 more line segments, with what letters can you make 3 polygons?
4) Can you make 4 polygons by drawing 4 line segments with a letter? If yes, which letter?
I try to learn and understood of a polygons definition but I still do not know how to apply them using the alphabet. I am sorry, I just don't get it. Please help!
Thanks! :(

1. L can make a triangle out of L
2. K can add two lines and make two triangles.
Not sure on the rest 
Well I suppose if you draw a horizontal line under the upper case A you get two triangles, an upper one that is already there and a big one that includes the little one.
If you draw a diagonal line from upper left to lower right of Z you get two triangles.
If you surround X with horizontal and vertical lines connecting the corners, you get four triangles and the outer rectangle.
You can do this with all the letters that are composed of straight lines I think, W E T etc 
A polygon is a closed figure made by connecting line segments, where each line segment end connects to only one end of two other line segments.

I AM AN EQUIDRATERAL TRIANGLE.ONE SIDE IS 3 INCHES LONG.HOW LONG ARE MY OTHER 2 SIDES

1. A, E, L, M, W, V
2. F, H, K, N, T, X, Z
3. K, Y
4. Yes, L, X 
1} V,A,E,V,M,W,l
2}F,H,K,N,T,Z,I
3}K,Y
4}YES,X
5}They are round a polygon is not round! 
5 d c

How can I do 5 1/4 line segment

A polygon is a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more.

1. A,E,L,V
2. F,H,L,M,N,W,Z
3. I,K,T
4. I,X,Y
5. Polygons are 2Dimensional shapes. They are made up of straight lines, and the shape is "closed". So, as per the polygon definition curved letters can not be polygons. 
1polygos 1line: m w l

1.) A E L V
2.) F H T Z I N Y
3.) K M W
4.) X
5.) Because the remaining letters has curves or are round. Polygons are made out of straight lines and not round