Area of Polygon

Area of polygons

A regular polygon is a many-sided figure, meaning a figure with n+2, where n is an integer. 3 sided figure is called a triangle, 4 sided figure is rectangle or square, 5 sided figure is a pentagon, 6 – sided is a hexagon. etc

  1. The figure below is a square based pyramid ABCD with AB = BC = 6cm and height VO = 10cm.

(a) State the projection of VA on the base ABCD.                                                                (1mk)

(b) Find the length VA.                                                                                                          (3mks)

(c) Calculate the angle between VA and plane ABCD.                                                               (2mks)

(d) Find the angle between VCD and ABCD.                                                                             (2mks)

(e) Calculate the volume of the solid                                                                                      (2mks)

  1. The diagram below, not drawn to scale, is a regular pentagon circumscribed in a circle of radius 10 cm at centre O


(a) The side of the Pentagon                                                                                       (2 mks)

(b) The area of the shaded region                                                                              (3 mks)

  1. PQRS is a trapezium in which PQ is parallel to SR, PQ = 6cm, SR = 12cm, PSR = 400 and PS = 10cm. Calculate the area of the trapezium.                          (4mks)

  1. A regular octagon has an area of 101.8 cm2. calculate the length of one side of the octagon (4marks)
  2. Find the area of a regular polygon of length 10 cm and side n, given that the sum of interior

angles of n : n –1 is in the ratio 4 : 3.


  1. Calculate the area of the quadrilateral ABCD shown:-


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