Area of polygons formulas the area of a polygon measures the size of the region enclosed by the polygon it is measured in units squared the following table gives the formulas for the area of polygons scroll down the page if you need more explanations about the formulas how to use them as well as worksheets. How to calculate the area of a polygon calculating the area of a polygon can be as simple as finding the area of a regular triangle or as complicated as finding the area of an irregular eleven sided shape if you want to know how to find. A regular polygon is equilateral it has equal sides and equiangular it has equal angles to find the area of a regular polygon you use an apothem a segment that joins the polygons center to the midpoint of any side and that is perpendicular to that side segment hm in the following figure is an apothem. Area of irregular polygons introduction i just thought i would share with you a clever technique i once used to find the area of general polygons the polygon could be regular all angles are equal and all sides are equal or irregular. Perimeter and area of polygons are introduced in this unit perimeter of polygons and perimeter of regular polygons are covered the difference between perimeter and area is explained try our sample lessons below or browse other units
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