In this activity, we will be looking at regular polygons.

A regular polygon has sides that are all the same length and angles that are all equal.

As in this regular octagon below:

The following formulae for** regular **polygons should be known:

Exterior angle = 360º ÷ number of sides

So with the octagon above, the exterior angle is 360 ÷ 8 = **45º**

Interior angle = 180º - exterior angle

So with the octagon, the interior angle is 180 - 45 = **135º**

Sum of interior angles = 180 x (number of sides - 2)

So with the octagon, the sum of the interior angles is 180 x (8 - 2) = 180 x 6 = 1,080**º**

**Example**

A regular polygon has an interior angle of **165.6º**

How many sides does it have?

**Answer**

Exterior angle = 180 - interior angle = 180 - 165.6 = **14.4º**

Number of sides = 360 ÷ exterior angle = 360 ÷ 14.4 = **25**

So this regular polygon must have 25 sides.

Let's have a go at some questions now.