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Chapter 11: Geometry of 2D shapes

11.1 Introduction

A two-dimensional shape is a flat plane shape that has two dimensions: length and breadth (or width). Examples of two-dimensional shapes include squares, rectangles, triangles, kites, parallelograms, trapeziums, and many more. It is easy to find examples of two-dimensional shapes in the real world.

The picture shows Esther Mahlangu completing a Ndebele culture painting. The painting is made up of many triangles, squares and rectangles. Can you see a parallelogram in the painting?