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Topic: Calculate angles, sides and areas for any regular polygon without
using trig functions and Pi

Replies: 9   Last Post: May 29, 2013 9:55 PM

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 Ken.Pledger@vuw.ac.nz Posts: 1,412 Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Calculate angles, sides and areas for any regular polygon without using trig functions and Pi
Posted: May 28, 2013 9:11 PM

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JT <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote:

> Do you think i could calculate all the angles in turns and the lengths
> of sides(perimeter) and area of any regular polygon without using
> trigonometric functions and Pi?

The perimeter of a regular hexagon - yes.
The perimeter of any other regular polygon - no.

The area of a square or regular dodecagon - yes.
The area of any other regular polygon - no.

Ken Pledger.

Date Subject Author
5/28/13 JT
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5/28/13 Scott Berg
5/28/13 Ken.Pledger@vuw.ac.nz
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5/29/13 RGVickson@shaw.ca
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5/29/13 Brian Q. Hutchings