



 
Rick, There are a few things we should make clear  a hexadecagon has 16 sides. Is that really the shape you want? If so, then the angle subtended by a side at the center is 22.5 degrees; we work with half that angle, namely 11.25 degrees. The word diameter could refer to the distance between opposite vertices, or between opposite edges. If you mean opposite vertices, then the inner side length will be 16 × sin(11.25) = approx 3.1214'. If you mean opposite edges, then the inner side length will be 16 × tan(11.25) = approx 3.1826'. Chris Rick, Chi's' solution is in agreement with Penny's solution that you mentioned, for the situation where the diameter is measured from side to side. In this note s is the side length that you requested and tan is the tangent of the angle at the centre, in your case an angle of 11.25 degrees. For calculation purposes, the tangent is a button on your calculator. Harley  


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