Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Matt71

  • 3 years ago

A regular hexagon has a total side length of 12, find its area. (Solution please)

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    The formula for the area of a regular polygon is \[A = \frac12aP\]You have to find the apothem. Do you know how to do that?

  2. Matt71
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Sorry, I really don't

  3. Matt71
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Is there another way?

  4. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Well, this is the proper way to do this...to find the apothem of a regular hexagon, you have to know the 30-60-90 triangle ratios. |dw:1343526566013:dw| Therefore, the apothem is \(\sqrt{3}\). You already have the perimeter, so can you finish it up?

  5. Matt71
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I get it, thanks

  6. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    np :)

  7. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy