Definition: The distance from the center of a regular polygon to any
vertex .

Try this
Adjust the polygon below by dragging any orange dot, or alter the number of sides. Note the behavior of the polygon's radius.

The radius of a regular polygon is the distance from the center to any vertex. It will be the same for any vertex. The radius is also the radius of the polygon's circumcircle, which is the circle that passes through every vertex. In this role, it is sometimes called the circumradius.

Irregular polygons are not usually thought of as having a center or radius.

where

*s* is the length of any side

*n* is the number of sides

*sin* is the sine function calculated in **degrees**

(see Trigonometry Overview)

where

*a* is the apothem (inradius)

*n* is the number of sides

*cos* is the cosine function calculated in **degrees**

(see Trigonometry Overview)

- Polygon general definition
- Quadrilateral
- Regular polygon
- Irregular polygon
- Convex polygons
- Concave polygons
- Polygon diagonals
- Polygon triangles
- Apothem of a regular polygon
- Polygon center
- Radius of a regular polygon
- Incircle of a regular polygon
- Incenter of a regular polygon
- Circumcircle of a polygon
- Parallelogram inscribed in a quadrilateral

- Square
- Diagonals of a square
- Rectangle
- Diagonals of a rectangle
- Golden rectangle
- Parallelogram
- Rhombus
- Trapezoid
- Trapezoid median
- Trapezium
- Kite
- Inscribed (cyclic) quadrilateral

- Regular polygon area
- Irregular polygon area
- Rhombus area
- Kite area
- Rectangle area
- Area of a square
- Trapezoid area
- Parallelogram area

- Perimeter of a polygon (regular and irregular)
- Perimeter of a triangle
- Perimeter of a rectangle
- Perimeter of a square
- Perimeter of a parallelogram
- Perimeter of a rhombus
- Perimeter of a trapezoid
- Perimeter of a kite

- Exterior angles of a polygon
- Interior angles of a polygon
- Relationship of interior/exterior angles
- Polygon central angle

- Tetragon, 4 sides
- Pentagon, 5 sides
- Hexagon, 6 sides
- Heptagon, 7 sides
- Octagon, 8 sides
- Nonagon Enneagon, 9 sides
- Decagon, 10 sides
- Undecagon, 11 sides
- Dodecagon, 12 sides

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