# How do you calculate the area of an hexagon?

Draw lines from point to point and now you have six triangles to calculate

### How would you find the area and perimeter of a hexagon?

There is nothing in the question that allows you to assume that the hexagon is regular and so there is are no simple formulae. You will need to divide up the hexagon into simpler shapes. For example, pick any point inside the hexagon and join it to all the vertices. You will get six triangles. Calculate the area of each triangle and then and these areas together. Similarly, measure each side of the hexagon and…

### What is the area of a hexagon?

There is no general formula as it depends upon the exact shape of the hexagon. To calculate the area would involve splitting the hexagon into regions which are shapes for which the area can be calculated (eg triangles). For a regular hexagon, it can be split up into 6 equilateral triangles by drawing in the three diagonals between opposite vertices - its area is then 6 times the areas of one of these triangles. If…