Quandaries and Queries
I understand there is a simple calculation to determine the sides of an octagon when you know the distance across the parallel flats. something like .447 . can you help? Private home owner with octagon skylights see www.domehome.ca for details. thanks
I copied one of the images of your skylight from your website.
In the diagram below L is the distance between the sides and s is the length of a side.
From the diagram
Triangle ABC is a right triangle, and hence from Pythagoras Theorem