01 Area enclosed by line rays inside a square

The figure shown below is a square of side 4 inches. Line rays are drawn from each corner of the square to the midpoints of the opposite sides. Find the area of the shaded region.

Four-pointed star inside the square


The Polygon

Polygon is a closed plane figure bounded by straight lines. There are two basic types of polygons, a convex and a concave polygon. Polygon is said to be convex if no side when extended will pass inside the polygon, otherwise it is concave.