Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples


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Which of the following is required to find the area of a regular polygon?

A: Side length

B: Apothem

C: Number of sides

D: Radius

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1. The sides and angles of a regular polygon are all _____.

2. What is the area of a 5 sided regular polygon whose sides measure 3 inches with an apothem of 2.1 inches?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To find the area of a regular polygon, you must have an understanding of how to use the apothem and the relevant formula. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you assess your understanding of how to perform these calculations. The questions on the quiz will test you on what is required to define the area of a regular polygon, the characteristics of a regular polygon, and your ability to determine the area of a polygon using the knowledge you've gained.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The properties of a regular polygon
  • The data required to determine the area of a regular polygon
  • Your ability to determine the area of a regular polygon given the relevant, necessary data

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on regular polygons from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve are practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process used to measure the area of a regular polygon

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on measuring the area of a regular polygon. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define regular polygons
  • Define the apothem
  • Understand how to use the apothem in the formula for area of a regular polygon
  • Define this formula
  • Demonstrate your ability to determine the area of a regular polygon using your knowledge