It is a six-sided polygon which is different from irregular hexagon as its all six edges and angles are equal. So, it consists of 6 symmetrical lines and rotational symmetry with order – 6.
Area Of Regular Hexagon Formula
We can calculate the area of a hexagon using hexagon formula based on how have you divide the hexagon. For example, you can divide it into 6 equilateral triangles, two triangles, and one rectangle.
Let’s discuss it method ways:
Method 1: If we divide it into 6 parts:
Area of an equilateral triangle = sqrt(¾) x L x L
Area of hexagon = 6 x sqrt(¾) x L x L = 3 X (sqrt 3/2) X L X L
Method 2: If we divide it into 2 part – 2 isosceles triangles and one rectangle :
Area of an isosceles triangle = 1/4th of the rectangle ( i.e l * h)
Area of hexagon = (3/2) X h X L
Where l is the length of each side of the hexagon and h is height (in lying position on one base of it).
Surface area of Regular Hexagon Formula Questions
Q 1: Calculate the area of a regular hexagon whose side is 7 cm.
Area of a hexagon equation is A = (3sqrt 3 )/2 X l2
Here, side l = 7 cm
Put the value L = 7cm.
Area = 3 X 1.732 X 7 X 7
= 2.598 X 49
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