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2005-10-15 08:57:05

A septagon has 7 sides. If it is irregular, then it could have any variation of side lengths and angles.

Math Student
2005-10-15 03:13:10

Thanks for that.

Ermm... do you know how to draw the irregular septagon? I'm still having trouble with it.

Sorry about number 2. It's sometimes hard to show fractions

2005-10-15 03:06:08

1) Yes, you're right. Sorry.

2) I took 4 (1/2) to mean a strange way of saying 2, so you're right there as well. Sorry again.

Math Student
2005-10-15 03:02:58

There was a mistake with your number 1. 900/8 is 112.5 not 125. I got 112.5 but I can't draw the shape.

For number 2 I got 20?

The bottom two angles are:
4 1/2x +4 1/2x
9x/2 + 9x/2 = 18x/2 = 9x

9x+x = 10x

180 /10=18


2005-10-15 02:45:39

1) A heptagon has (7-2)*180 = 900 degrees totalling its internal angles.
All of the internal angles in this heptagon total 8x. Therefore, x = 900/8 = 125

2) I won't bother explaining because you've done it and the explanation is lengthy, but I got it to be a hexagon. Am I right?

3) The external angles of a polygon always add to 360. The average external angle is (8+12)/2 = 10, so there are 360/10 = 36 sides.

Math Student
2005-10-15 02:38:43

Don't nother wiht munber 2! I've worked that one out.

Oh yes, for number 1 could you draw the shape out for me? I found out that the angle should be 112.5 but I'm not sure if that is right.

Math Student
2005-10-15 01:00:29


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