Get Polygon Side Length From Radius

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I'm doing some programing and I am wondering how I can find the length of a Polygon's side (variable number of sides) from the radius (distance between center and one corner).

Thank you

_Zachariah
 

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It is a simple application of geometry and Trig.

You know the side length and included angle (this is determined by the number of sides). Draw a picture and apply the definition of the Sin.
 

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