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the apothem of a regular polygon is the distance from the center of the polygon to a side. Explaiin how to derive a formula for the area of a regular polygon using the apothem.

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    Well, that apothem seems to be the altitude of one of n triangles.
    The area of each of those triangles is
    (1/2)* apothem * length of a side
    so the total area would be
    (n/2)*apothem * length of a side

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