## anonymous 4 years ago Find the area of a regular hexagon with side length of 8 m. Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

1. Hero

There are quite a bit of steps to this

2. Hero

The formula for area of a polygon is $A_{polygon} = \frac{Pa}{2}$ Where P = perimeter and a = apothem

3. anonymous

There is a simpler formula, recall that a regular hexagon is made up of 6 equilateral triangle so the area should be $$\large \frac{3 \sqrt{3}}{2}a^2$$ where $$a$$ is the length of the side.