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POLYGON - HEXAGONS

__HEXAGONS -__

**A hexagon is a polygon with six sides and six angles. Here are some key features and properties of hexagons:**

__Area Formula for a Regular Hexagon:-__

__Regular Hexagon:-__All six sides are equal in length.All internal angles are equal, with each angle measuring 120°. A regular hexagon has perfect rotational symmetry and can be inscribed in a circle. It is a common natural shape (e.g., honeycomb cells).__Irregular Hexagon:-__The sides and angles can differ, making it an asymmetrical figure.

__Types of Hexagons:-__

**The area A of a regular hexagon with side length s can be calculated using the formula:-**

** 3√3**

** A = ------ s²**

** 2**

**This formula is derived by dividing the hexagon into six equilateral triangles.**

__Other Properties:-__

**The perimeter of a regular hexagon is simply six times the length of one side:-**

** Perimeter = 6 × s **

**The internal angles of any hexagon sum up to 720°.**

__Examples of Hexagons in Real Life:-__

__Honeycombs:-__Bees build their hives in hexagonal cells because this shape efficiently uses space and materials.__Tiling and tessellations:-__Hexagons are commonly used in tiling because they can cover a plane without any gaps.__Stop signs:-__While not a hexagon, the octagon shape of a stop sign shows how similar polygons are often used in signs for easy recognition.