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Re: area of an octagon?
Posted:
Jan 21, 2005 1:02 AM


On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 21:57:13 GMT, Kyle <Kypointguard@aol.com> wrote:
>Whats the formula for finding the area of a octagon
Divide the figure into triangles [8] wit hapex at the center. Assume you are given the radius [semidiagonal]," r", and the length of side, "s". The length of the altitude of each trianbgle will be given by sqrt(r^2  (s/2)^2).
Now, the area of each triangle [and thre are 8 of them] will be half the base tiems the altitude[height.]
You take it from there.
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