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The perimeter of a regular octagon is p. write an expression that represents the length of one side of the octagon?

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    An octagon has 8 sides.

    Perimeter = 8 times length of 1 side.

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    so is it 8 times x?

    8*x?

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    no we have p = perimeter
    You want to use p and 8.

    Do you multiply or divide?

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    oh you multiply?

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    YOU MULTIPLY!
    right..?

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    yes

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    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?

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    that makes sense so it would be 8/p then?

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    NO.. p/8

    40/8

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    Ohhhhh that makes much more sense thank you so just p/8 or p/8=x ?

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    Right. Glad it makes sense.

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    Dont know

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    yo what up

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