Hi folks,

We are posed a puzzler: Considering the center as the origin, and a vertex given as (1,0). For each of the following regular polygons, find and draw the shape with all the vertices. Describe the vertices in terms of sin and cos of appropriate angles. Describe all the rotations and reflections in terms of any chosen rotation and reflection.

PENTAGON

HEXAGON

HEPTAGON

Ok, so, I have noted that to find the vertices we can break them down into triangles. I am fairly confident with this. I can find the coordinates of the vertices but I don't know what it means by describe them in terms of sin and cos? I mean, they are points not angles?

For the symmetries, I know how to find them all but how to describe them, I don't know? For the rotations, do we just say rotation x degrees about origin? Something like that? It says you can't just name all the symmetries but describe them in terms of one chosen one?