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# Properties of regular pentagons

Interior angle Exterior Angle 108° Like any regular polygon, to find the interior angle we use the formula (180n–360)/n . For a pentagon, n=5. See Interior Angles of a Polygon To find the exterior angle of a regular pentagon, we use the fact that the exterior angle forms a linear pair with the interior angle, so in general it is given by the formula 180interior angle. See Exterior Angles of a Polygon

72°

Area

1.72 S2 approx Where S is the length of a side. To find the exact area of a regular pentagon or any regular polygon, using various methods, see Area of a Regular Polygon and Area of an Irregular Polygon

**Properties of all pentagons
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Number of diagonals 5 The number of distinct diagonals possible from all vertices. (In general ½n(n–3) ). In the figure above, click on "show diagonals" to see them. See Diagonals of a Polygon The number of triangles created by drawing the diagonals from a given vertex. (In general n–2). In the figure above, click on "show triangles" to see them. See Triangles of a Polygon

Number of triangles

3

Sum of interior angles

540° In general 180(n–2) degrees . See Interior Angles of a Polygon

**Formula for the number of diagonals
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As described above, the number of diagonals from a single vertex is three less the the number of vertices or sides, or (n3). There are N vertices, which gives us n(n-3) diagonals But each diagonal has two ends, so this would count each one twice. So as a final step we divide by 2, for the final formula:

where N is the number of sides (or vertices)

**Properties of regular hexagons
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Interior angle Exterior Angle 120° Like any regular polygon, to find the interior angle we use the formula (180n–360)/n . For a hexagon, n=6. See Interior Angles of a Polygon To find the exterior angle of a regular hexagon, we use the fact that the exterior angle forms a linear pair with the interior angle, so in general it is given by the formula 180-interior angle. See Exterior Angles of a Polygon

60°

Area

2.598s2 Where S is the length of a side. To find the exact area of a hexagon or any polygon, using approx various methods, see Area of a Regular Polygon and Area of an Irregular Polygon

**Properties of all hexagons
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Number of diagonals 9 The number of distinct diagonals possible from all vertices. (In general ½n(n–3) ). In the figure above, click on "show diagonals" to see them. See Diagonals of a Polygon The number of triangles created by drawing the diagonals from a given vertex. (In general n–2). In the figure above, click on "show triangles" to see them. See Triangles of a Polygon

Number of triangles

4

Sum of interior angles

720° In general 180(n–2) degrees . See Interior Angles of a Polygon

**Properties of regular heptagons
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Interior angle Exterior Angle 128.571° Like any regular polygon, to find the interior angle we use the formula (180n–360)/n . For a heptagon, n=7. See Interior Angles of a Polygon 51.429° To find the exterior angle of a regular heptagon, we use the fact that the exterior angle forms a linear pair with the interior angle, so in general it is given by the formula 180-interior angle. See Exterior Angles of a Polygon Where S is the length of a side. To find the exact area of a heptagon or any polygon, using various methods, see Area of a Regular Polygon and Area of an Irregular Polygon

Area

3.633s2 approx

**Properties of all heptagons
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Number of diagonals 14 The number of distinct diagonals possible from all vertices. (In general ½n(n–3) ). In the figure above, click on "show diagonals" to see them. See Diagonals of a Polygon The number of triangles created by drawing the diagonals from a given vertex. (In general n–2). In the figure above, click on "show triangles" to see them. See Triangles of a Polygon

Number of triangles

5

Sum of interior angles

900° In general 180(n–2) degrees . See Interior Angles of a Polygon

**Properties of regular octagons
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Interior angle Exterior Angle 135° Like any regular polygon, to find the interior angle we use the formula (180n–360)/n . For an octagon, n=8. See Interior Angles of a Polygon To find the exterior angle of a regular octagon, we use the fact that the exterior angle forms a linear pair with the interior angle, so in general it is given by the formula 180-interior angle. See Exterior Angles of a Polygon

45°

Area

4.828s2 Where S is the length of a side. To find the exact area of an octagon or any polygon, using approx various methods, see Area of a Regular Polygon and Area of an Irregular Polygon

**Properties of all octagons
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Number of diagonals 20 The number of distinct diagonals possible from all vertices. (In general ½n(n–3) ). In the figure above, click on "show diagonals" to see them. See Diagonals of a Polygon The number of triangles created by drawing the diagonals from a given vertex. (In general n–2). In the figure above, click on "show triangles" to see them. See Triangles of a Polygon

Number of triangles

6

Sum of interior angles

1080° In general 180(n–2) degrees . See Interior Angles of a Polygon

**Properties of regular nonagons
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Interior angle Exterior Angle 140° Like any regular polygon, to find the interior angle we use the formula (180n–360)/n . For a nonagon, n=9. See Interior Angles of a Polygon To find the exterior angle of a regular decagon, we use the fact that the exterior angle forms a linear pair with the interior angle, so in general it is given by the formula 180-interior angle. See Exterior Angles of a Polygon

40°

Area

6.182s2 Where S is the length of a side. To find the exact area of a decagon or any polygon, using approx various methods, see Area of a Regular Polygon and Area of an Irregular Polygon

**Properties of all nonagons
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Number of diagonals 27 The number of distinct diagonals possible from all vertices. (In general ½n(n–3) ). In the figure above, click on "show diagonals" to see them. See Diagonals of a Polygon The number of triangles created by drawing the diagonals from a given vertex. (In general n–2). In the figure above, click on "show triangles" to see them. See Triangles of a Polygon

Number of triangles

7

Sum of interior angles

1260° In general 180(n–2) degrees . See Interior Angles of a Polygon