I am working on finding the Sq. ft of a pentagon. I saw another question
like it but I am lost. I have a pentagon that is 6ft on every side what is
the Sq Footage of that pentagon? Thank you for your help.



We had a similar problem from Susan, but her pentagon had a side length of 16 feet where your has a side length of 6 feet. Look at the diagram I drew for her problem. In your situation the length of AP is 6/2 = 3 feet. Thus

tan( 36o) = 3/h so 0.7265 h = 3 and h = 4.13 feet.

Thus the area of the triangle ACB is 3 4.13 square feet and hence the area of the pentagon is

5 3 4.13 = 61.9 square feet.