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The side of a square is a.  Find the length of a side of a regular octagon obtained from the square by cutting off its corners.

 May 14, 2020
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 May 14, 2020
edited by CPhill  May 14, 2020
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Chris, I'm not understanding one part of your explanation. 

 

Each [triangle] will have legs  of (1/2)S   where S is the side of the square 

 

Are you saying that the length of each leg of the triangles equals half the length of the side of the square? 

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NVM....I messed up   !!!

 

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CPhill  May 14, 2020

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