anonymous
  • anonymous
Explain why the apothem of a regular is always less than the radius of the circumscribed circle?
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watchmath
  • watchmath
sorry.. what is apothem?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Apothem of a regular polygon.
watchmath
  • watchmath
ok... wikipedia help me for the terminology :)

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watchmath
  • watchmath
Note that the apothem, radius and one other side form a right triangle where the radius is the hypothenuse. The conclusion follows.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you!

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