math
posted by andrew on .
The perimeter of a regular octagon is p. write an expression that represents the length of one side of the octagon?

An octagon has 8 sides.
Perimeter = 8 times length of 1 side. 
so is it 8 times x?
8*x? 
no we have p = perimeter
You want to use p and 8.
Do you multiply or divide? 
oh you multiply?

YOU MULTIPLY!
right..? 
yes

no, you would divide.
Let's say the perimeter is 40?
Would it make sense to say a side is 320
or does it makes sense to say a side is 5? 
that makes sense so it would be 8/p then?

NO.. p/8
40/8 
Ohhhhh that makes much more sense thank you so just p/8 or p/8=x ?

Right. Glad it makes sense.

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