Java Method Exercises: Create the area of a pentagon

Java Method: Exercise-14 with Solution

Write a Java method to create the area of a pentagon.

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Java Method Exercises: Create the area of a pentagon

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Exercise14 {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

        Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.print("Input the number of sides: ");
        int n = input.nextInt();
        System.out.print("Input the side: ");
        double side = input.nextDouble();

        System.out.println("The area of the pentagon is " + pentagon_area(n, side));

    public static double pentagon_area(int n, double s) {
        return  (n * s * s) / (4 * Math.tan(Math.PI/n));

Sample Output:

Input the number of sides: 5                                                                                  
Input the side: 6                                                                                             
The area of the pentagon is 61.93718642120281


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