A hexagon is a polygon with 6 sides and 6 corners (vertices). Like regular triangles and squares, hexagons fit together without gaps, which are known as tesselations. They therefore are often used for tiling floors. They are also quite common in nature. The honeycombs in beehives are hexagons, for example.
Hexagons: in nature and by humankind[change | change source]
A beehive honeycomb
The scutes of a turtle's carapace
Micrograph of a snowflake
A regular hexagon, with all sides the same length and all vertices the same angle.
An aerial view of Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park