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Apothem of a Regular Polygon Calculator


The calculator calculates the apothem of a regular polygon based on given values of the side length, circumradius and number of sides for selected type of polygon. User can select the unit as meter, centimeter, inches and feet.
Select a polygon
Enter Side Length or Circumradius
Enter the Side Length: (a)
Enter the Circumradius: (R)
Enter the number of sides: (n)

 

Apothem of a regular polygon (r):
The word apothem can refer to the length of that line segment. The apothem of a regular polygon is a line segment from the center to the midpoint of one of its sides. Analogically, it is the line drawn from the center of the polygon that is perpendicular to one of its sides.
The formulas for apothem as follows:
$$ r = \frac{Side lenght} {2 tan ( \frac{180}{Number of sides} )} $$ or
$$ r = circumradius R.cos \frac{\pi}{Number of sides} $$
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