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# How do you calculate the area and perimeter of shapes?

Calculating the area of polygons requires specific formula, while calculating perimeters simply involves the addition of all sides of a polygon. Calculating the perimeter or area of circles and other monogons involve formulas that use the mathematical concepts of pi and radius to reach a result.

Continue ReadingPolygons are shapes with more than one side, such as triangles and squares, while monogons are shapes without multiple sides, such as circles and ellipses. The perimeter of circles and related monogons cannot be calculated by adding the lengths of all sides, as monogons have only one. To calculate the perimeter of a circle, the formula is two multiplied by pi multiplied by the circle's radius. Calculating the perimeter of ellipses, or non-perfect circles, involves much more complex formulas.

Calculate the area of any regular polygon, a shape with all sides of equal length and all angles of equal measure, by the perimeter of the shape multiplied by its apothem, divided by two. The apothem measures the distance from the center of the polygon to one of its sides.

Calculate the area of a perfect circle by multiplying the circle's radius raised to the second power, or multiplied by itself. Determine the area of an ellipse by multiplying the semimajor and semiminor axes by pi. The semimajor axis measures half the distance of the longer of the ellipse's axes, while the semiminor measures half the distance of the smaller of the ellipse's axes.

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## What is a polygon with six sides and six angles ?

A: Hexagons are polygons with six sides (or edges) and six angles (or vertices). They are classified as regular or irregular, as well as convex or concave. Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you find the perimeter of a polygon?

A: To find the perimeter of a polygon, add the lengths of each side together. The sum is the total perimeter. Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What are some good ideas for perimeter math worksheets?

A: Worksheets featuring basic straight-lined geometric shapes such as triangles, rectangles and squares present a good starting point for practicing perimeter... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is the shape of a polygon?

A: A polygon can be any number of shapes. A polygon is a two dimensional shape made of at least 3 straight lines that do not cross and is a closed shape. Exam... Full Answer >Filed Under: