# math

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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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