Regular Polygon Calculator
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To see a listing of the 22 polygons that have integer angles, click here.
This calculator works only for regular polygons -
those polygons which have ALL sides equal & ALL interior
The figure below shows a regular octagon.
The outer circle surrounding it is called a circumscribed circle (or circumcircle)
and the inner circle which is surrounded by the octagon is called the
inscribed circle (or incircle).
Angle EAB is one of the 8 interior angles.
Angle EAF is one of the 8 exterior angles and
equals central angle ACB.
Line AC is called the circumradius (the radius of the outer,
Line CD is called the inradius or the apothem (the radius of the inscribed circle).
To see a list of the 22 polygons that have integer angles, click here.
Input data in the first 2 boxes on the right, then click 'Calculate'.
Sum of Interior Angles = (Number of Sides -2) • 180 degrees
Number of Sides = (Sum of Interior Angles ÷ 180) + 2
Each Exterior Angle = Each Central Angle = (360 degrees) ÷ (Number of Sides)
The Sum of ALL Exterior Angles In Any Polygon = 360 degrees
| Sides || Name || Sides || Name || Sides || Name
| 3 || triangle || 9 || nonagon || 15 || pentadecagon
| 4 || quadrilateral || 10 || decagon || 16 || hexadecagon
| 5 || pentagon || 11 || hendecagon || 17 || heptadecagon
| 6 || hexagon || 12 || dodecagon || 18 || octadecagon
| 7 || heptagon || 13 || tridecagon || 19 || enneadecagon
| 8 || octagon || 14 || tetradecagon || 20 || icosagon
The default setting is for 5 significant figures but you can change that
by inputting another number in the box above.
Answers are displayed in scientific notation and for easier readability, numbers between
.001 and 1,000 will be displayed in standard format (with the same number of
The answers should display properly but there are a few browsers that will show
no output whatsoever. If so, enter a zero
in the box above. This eliminates all formatting but it is better than seeing no
output at all.
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