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Challenge Problems for 22-4 n a
Challenge Problems for 22-4
1. Find a formula for the area of a regular polygon in terms of n, the number of sides, and s, the side
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length. In other words, in the formula  =  ∙  ∙ , get rid of the apothem a and replace it with an
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equivalent trig expression involving n and s. Then simplify your answer.
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2. Use the formula from Q1 to find the exact area of a hexagon with a side length of 10 inches.
3. A machine part is in the shape of a half-circle
with a radius of 10 inches. Small holes are
drilled as shown in the figure. Find the
coordinates of each hole.
4. Obey the Law: You can use right triangle trigonometry on non-right triangles if you use an altitude.
a) Write an equation for ℎ using ∠ and side .
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b) Write an equation for ℎ using ∠ and side .
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c) Substitute your expression for ℎ from part a)
into ℎ in the equation from part b). Finally,
divide both sides of your new equation by .
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