# SOLUTION: I need your help in trying to find the area of any regular polygon. i think its chapter 11 in a geometry book.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polygons Question 273490: I need your help in trying to find the area of any regular polygon. i think its chapter 11 in a geometry book.Answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You didn't tell me what the letters in the formula for A, besides the letter A would have to represent. But whatever, it's a matter of breaking it into n congruent isosceles triangles. Like this regular octagon: If you had a regular octagon-shaped pie, you would cut it into 8 congruent triangular slices like this: Then you'd take just one piece of the pie, like this: and find the area of it, and then multiply it by the number of sides, n. In the case of this regular octagon, you would multiply the area of that triangle by 8, but in general you would multiply that area by n. Edwin