Hexagon

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Regular hexagon
Hexagon.svg
A regular hexagon
TypeRegular polygon
Edges and vertices6
Schläfli symbol{6}, t{3}
Coxeter diagramCDel node 1.pngCDel 6.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
Symmetry groupDihedral (D6), order 2×6
Internal angle (degrees)120°
Dual polygonSelf
PropertiesConvex, cyclic, equilateral, isogonal, isotoxal

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 tessellations. Because of this, they are often used for tiling floors. They are also quite common in nature. For example, the honeycombs in a beehive are hexagons.

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