Welcome to our Area of a Regular Polygon Calculator page.
We explain how to find the area of a regular polygon and provide a quick calculator to work it out for you, stepbystep.
You will also find formulas for finding the area of any regular polygon with up to 12 sides, and a handy printable sheet will all the information you need.
There are also some worked examples and worksheets for you to practice this skill.
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Our area of regular polygon calculator finds the area of a regular polygon when the number of sides and side lengths are known.
A polygon is the name of any 2 dimensional closed shape with straight sides. Polygons have at least 3 sides.
A regular polygon is a special type of polygon where the angles and the side lengths are all equal.
The shape below is a regular pentagon.
For more information on regular shapes, use this link.
The general formula for the area of a regular polygon is: \[ A = {ns^2 \over 4 \tan ({180^{\circ} \over n})} \]
This can also be written: \[ A = {n \over 4 } s^2 \cot ({180^{\circ} \over n}) \]
where n is the number of sides of the polygon, and s is the length of each side.
It is usually much better to use the individual formulas for different polygon, as they are usually simpler than using the formula above.
Our area of regular polygon calculator uses the individual formula below to calculate the area of each regular polygon.
Regular Polygon  Shape Image  Area Formula 
Equilateral Triangle 3 sides 
\[ A = {\sqrt {3} \over 4} s^2 \] 

Square 4 sides 
\[ A = s^2 \] 

Regular Pentagon 5 sides 
\[ A = {1 \over 4} s^2 \sqrt {5(5 + 2 \sqrt 5)} \] 

Regular Hexagon 6 sides 
\[ A = {3 \sqrt {3} \over 2} s^2 \] 

Regular Heptagon 7 sides 
\[ A = {7 \over 4} s^2 \cot ({180^{\circ} \over 7}) \] 

Regular Octagon 8 sides 
\[ A = 2 s^2 (1 + \sqrt 2) \] 

Regular Nonagon 9 sides 
\[ A = {9 \over 4} s^2 \cot {20^{\circ}} \] 

Regular Decagon 10 sides 
\[ A = {5 \over 2} s^2 \sqrt {5 + 2 \sqrt 5} \] 

Regular Hendecagon 11 sides 
\[ A = {11 \over 4} s^2 \cot ({180^{\circ} \over 11}) \] 

Regular Dodecagon 12 sides 
\[ A = 3 s^2 (2 + \sqrt 3) \] 
We have taken the information from the table above and put it all on one easy to use simple sheet.
This sheet contains all the formula for finding the area of different regular polygons, from equilateral triangles to dodecagons.
The sheet also shows the general formala for finding the area of any regular polygon.
Find the area of the equilateral triangle below. Give your answer to 2 decimal places.
The equilateral triangle has a side length of 8 cm.
The area of an equilateral triangle is:
\[ A = { \sqrt 3 \over 4} s^2 \] where s is the length of each side.
So if we substitute the value of the side length into this equation, we get: \[ A = { \sqrt 3 \over 4} \cdot 8^2 = { \sqrt 3 \over 4} \cdot 64 = 16 \sqrt {3} \]
The area of the equilateral triangle is 27.71 cm^{2} to 2 decimal places.
Find the area of the regular hexagon below. Give your answer to 2 decimal places.
The regular hexagon has a side length of 6 m.
The area of a regular hexagon is:
\[ A = {3 \sqrt {3} \over 2} s^2 \] where s is the length of each side.
So if we substitute the value of the side length into this equation, we get: \[ A = {3 \sqrt {3} \over 2} \cdot 6^2 = {3 \sqrt {3} \over 2} \cdot 36 = 54 \sqrt 3 \]
The area of the regular hexagon is 93.53 m^{2} to 2 decimal places.
Find the area of the regular decagon below. Give your answer to 2 decimal places.
The regular decagon has a side length of 5 cm.
The area of a regular decagon is:
\[ A = {5 \over 2} s^2 \sqrt {5 + 2 \sqrt 5} \] where s is the length of each side.
So if we substitute the value of the side length into this equation, we get: \[ A = {5 \over 2} \cdot 5^2 \cdot \sqrt {5 + 2 \sqrt 5} = {5 \over 2} \cdot 25 \cdot \sqrt {5 + 2 \sqrt 5} \]
Simplifying this gives us: \[ A = {125 \over 2} \cdot \sqrt {5 + 2 \sqrt 5} = {125 \over 2} \cdot 3.077683 \]
The area of the regular decagon is 192.36 cm^{2} to 2 decimal places.
Find the area of the regular decagon below. Give your answer to 1 decimal place.
The regular heptagon has a side length of 9 ft.
The area of a regular heptagon is:
\[ A = {7 \over 4} s^2 \cot ({180^{\circ} \over 7}) \] where s is the length of each side.
So if we substitute the value of the side length into this equation, we get: \[ A = {7 \over 4} \cdot 9^2 \cdot \cot ({180^{\circ} \over 7}) = {7 \over 4} \cdot 81 \cdot \cot (25.714^{\circ}) \]
Simplifying this gives us: \[ A = {567 \over 4} \cdot \cot (25.714^{\circ}) = {567 \over 4} \cdot 2.076521 \]
The area of the regular heptagon is 294.3 ft^{2} to 1 decimal place.
Find the area of the regular pentagon below. Give your answer to 1 decimal place.
The regular pentagon has a side length of 4 ½ inches.
The area of a regular pentagon is:
\[ A = {1 \over 4} s^2 \sqrt {5(5 + 2 \sqrt 5)} \] where s is the length of each side.
So if we substitute the value of the side length into this equation, we get: \[ A = {1 \over 4} \cdot (4 {1 \over 2})^2 \cdot \sqrt {5(5 + 2 \sqrt 5)} = {1 \over 4} \cdot {81 \over 4} \cdot \sqrt {5(5 + 2 \sqrt 5)} \]
Simplifying this gives us: \[ A = {81 \over 16} \cdot \sqrt {5(5 + 2 \\sqrt 5)} = {81 \over 16} \cdot 6.8819096 \]
The area of the regular pentagon is 34.8 in^{2} to 1 decimal place.
We have created two worksheets for you to practice the skill of finding the area of a range of different regular polygons.
Both sheets involve using the formulas above to find the area of different regular polygons where the side length is given.
You can use our area of regular polygon calculator to check you working out if you get stuck!
Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.
If you want to know more about regular shapes, including helpful information and printable shape sheets, take a look below.
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