# Sarin learns Shapes and Solids in school part 52 (Math Question)

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Read the posting on Sarin learns Lines and Angles (Math concept) to understand the concept of lines and angles.

Read the posting on Sarin learns Shapes and Solids in school (Math Concept) to know about shapes.

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ451

The diagram shows a regular octagon ABCDEFGH. Given that GD//FE and angle BDG = x0, find the value of x. Solution: An Octagon has 8 inner angles.

For a regular octagon,

All inner angles are equal.

The sum of the inner angles = 6 × 1800 = 10800

∠ DEF ∠ CDE = 10800 ÷ 8 = 1350

Given GD//EF

∠ GDE = 1800 – 1350 = 450

CB = CD and BCD form an isosceles triangle

∠ CDB = ∠ CBD

∠ CDB + ∠ CDB = 1800 – 1350 = 450

∠ CDB = 450 ÷ 2 = 22.50

Therefore,

∠ BDG = x0 = 1350 – 22.50 – 450 = 67.50

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