Polygons - Hexagons
Properties of hexagons, interior angles of hexagons
Polygons: Properties of Hexagons | |||
Sum of the Interior Angles of a Hexagon: | |||
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Regular Hexagons: | |||
The properties of regular hexagons: | |||
All sides are the same length (congruent) and all interior angles are the same size (congruent). To find the measure of the interior angles, we know that the sum of all the angles is 720 degrees (from above)... And there are six angles... So, the measure of the interior angle of a regular hexagon is 120 degrees. | |||
The measure of the central angles of a regular hexagon: | |
To find the measure of the central angle of a regular hexagon, make a circle in the middle... A circle is 360 degrees around... Divide that by six angles... So, the measure of the central angle of a regular hexagon is 60 degrees. A regular hexagon is made up of 6 equilateral triangles! |