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How many lines of symmetry does a hexagonal prism have?

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March 23, 2014 12:44PM

Regular polygons have lines of symmetry equal to the number of sides/angles that they possess so a hexagon would have 6 lines of symmetry. (:

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However, the question is not about a polygon but a polyhedron! A prism with regual hexagonal bases has six lines of symmetry at the bases, but it also has a line of symmetry along the centre of its length. Furthermore, there are infinitely many lines of symmetry in the plane that divides it halfway along its length.