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A regular hexagon A has the midpoints of its edges joined to form a smaller hexagon B. This process is repeated by joining the midpoints of the edges of the hexagon B to get a third hexagon C. What is the ratio of the area of hexagon C to the area of hexagon A?
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A regular hexagon A has the midpoints of its edges joined to form a smaller hexagon B. This process is repeated by joining the midpoints of the edges of the hexagon B to get a third hexagon C. What is the ratio of the area of hexagon C to the area of hexagon A?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Each smaller hexagon formed will have side length equal to 0.866(half times square root of 3)times the length of its previous hexagon
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry for bad drawing, but could u get the side of smaller hex from that ?
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erosheaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's fine.. i'll analyze it for a while
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, d/2 or u asked , why was that d/2 ?
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erosheaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i meas WHAT is that d/2? where did you get it? sorry but i find solid mensuration and geometry hard ..
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
d is the side of smaller hexagon , so the length i have marked here will be d/2 dw:1350381918942:dw
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erosheaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahh.. got it.. i was confused from that equation :D
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so u will have ratio of sides, know how to find ratio of areas ?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(ratio of sides)^2 = ratio of areas ALWAYS.
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erosheaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
owh.. so like the equation on how i got the corresponding sides of the 2 triangles? ok.. got it.. i'll just now solve for the sides of the hexagon C
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, find the ratio of sides of hex A and hex C.
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erosheaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i thought i was wrong :D that problem is complicated for me. thanks for the help man! :))
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