ACT Math : ACT Math

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ACT Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Geometry

Find the length of one side for a regular pentagon with a perimeter of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the formula for perimeter to solve for the side length:

Example Question #22 : Geometry

Find the length of each side for a regular pentagon with a perimeter of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the formula for perimeter to solve for the side length:

Example Question #23 : Geometry

If the side of a pentagon is , what is the diagonal of the pentagon?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for finding the diagonal of a pentagon.

Plug in the side length and simplify.

Example Question #24 : Geometry

Find the length of the diagonal for a pentagon with a a side length of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the formula for the diagonal of a pentagon:

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Length Of The Diagonal Of A Pentagon

Find the length of the diagonal for a pentagon with a perimeter of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

1. Use the formula for perimeter to solve for the side length:

2. Use the formula for the diagonal of a pentagon:

Example Question #1 : Pentagons

Find the diagonal for a pentagon with a perimeter of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

1. Use the formula for perimeter to solve for the side length:

 

2. Use the formula for the diagonal of a pentagon:

Example Question #27 : Geometry

If a side of the pentagon is , what is the diagonal of the pentagon?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the diagonal formula for a pentagon.

Substitute the side length and find the diagonal.

Example Question #21 : Act Math

Suppose the side length of a pentagon is . What is the area of the pentagon?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for the area of a pentagon.

Substitute the side length and simplify the radical.

Example Question #21 : Plane Geometry

One side of a regular pentagon is . Find the perimeter of the pentagon. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In a regular pentagon, all of the sides are the same length.

The perimeter can then be found by summing all  sides or multiplying  by

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Pentagon

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What is the perimeter of the regular pentagon pictured above?

Possible Answers:

The answer cannot be determined.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The key word in this question is "regular." Since the pentagon is regular, all of its sides are equal. This means that it, in fact, looks like:

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The perimeter for this is simply  or .

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