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Area Formulas Examples Page 5

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Area of a Regular Polygon

area = 1/2 x a x p

a = apothem

P =  perimeter

This is a regular hexagon with sides of 3.4 cm and an apothem of 2.9 cm.

This is a regular quadrilateral, or square, with sides of 4.4 cm and an apothem of 2.2 cm.

You can compare this to multiplying base times height:

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