The Length of Polygon Side calculator computes the length of the individual sides (segments) of a regular polygon given the number of sides of the regular polygon and the radius, r, of a circumscribed (outer) circle.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Polygon Side Length (s): The calculator returns the length of the sides in meters. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
A regular n-sided polygon is a polygon with n equal length sides and is a polygon which has n equal angles at the n vertices of the polygon. Because of the symmetry of this construction, all the vertices of the regular polygon lie on the circle and the sides of the regular polygons form n chords of the circle.
The formula for the length of a side of a polygon based on the outer radius and number of sides is:
A regular polygon is a geometric shape with three or more straight sides where every side is the same length and every angle between connecting sides are the same angle. Because of the symmetry of the regular polygon, all the vertices of the polygon can be constructed to touch a circle in which the regular polygon is inscribed and all the chords that are polygon sides will then obviously be of equal length . Likewise, because of the regular polygon's symmetry, a circle constructed to be inscribed in a regular polygon and touching the polygon will touch the regular polygon at the midpoint of the polygon side. As shown in the pictures, Figure 1 and Figure 2, lines from the regular polygon's vertices to the circle's center form n isosceles triangles of equal area.
The names of polygons vary based on the number of sides as follows:
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