Geometric Construction

11 Create a Hexagon

If we think of a hexagon inside a circle, it has a radius equal to the length of any given side. This makes it quite easy to construct.

  1. Set your compass to the desired radius or side length.
  2. Draw a circle.
  3. Using the same radius, swing it along the circumference six times. Remember, this creates 60° sectors.
  4. Connect the points to create the hexagon.


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