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A heptagon is a seven-sided polygon. What is the greatest number of the following properties that a single heptagon can possibly possess?

  • Its interior angles add up to $900$ degrees
  • It has exactly four acute interior angles.
  • It has no obtuse interior angles.
  • All its sides are equal.
  • It has exactly one line of symmetry.
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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