What do we need to know about
the polygon triangles?
We know that there are the same number of triangles as sides of
the polygon, and we know that all the triangles are congruent so
we just need to find the area of one. But what else do we need to
know to find the triangle’s area, so that we can combine them to
find the total polygon area?
1/2 base x
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e do w
Well, we used the fact that a circle is
like a polygon to find the circle area formula.
So, doesn’t that mean that a polygon is like a
circle, too? Or at least there’s a connection
between circles and polygons and these
triangle segments? Could that help?
That’s an interesting connection.
If a circle is like a polygon, the reverse must also be true
on some level: a polygon is (kinda) like a circle. Maybe
this idea can help us find what we need to calculate the
polygon area and choose the perfect hot tub?
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