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    Exclamation Polygon..Help please!

    Hey there,

    It is a little unclear to me where the 5 and 6 come from for the sides..Could someone please explain?



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    Re: Polygon..Help please!

    The 6cm side is made up of a 2cm length and a 4cm length, 2+4 = 6.
    The 5cm side is made up of a 2cm length and a 3cm length, 2+3 = 5.
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    Re: Polygon..Help please!

    Thank you for the quick reply, But how will I know this the next time I receive a similar figure? How does one know which figures to add together to get the answer like 5 and 6?
    I did not know it was 5 and 6..I probably wouldn't of worked it out either, Which is why I don't understand how I will know in the future..

    If you don't mind, Please explain..
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    Re: Polygon..Help please!

    You just look at the straight parallel part below or above it
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