polygon with six sides

A hexagon is a polygon with 6 sides and 6 corners (vertices). Like regular triangles and squares, hexagons fit together without gaps. This is known as a tessellation. 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.

Regular hexagon
A regular hexagon
TypeRegular polygon
Edges and vertices6
Schläfli symbol{6}, t{3}
Coxeter diagram
Symmetry groupDihedral (D6), order 2×6
Internal angle (degrees)120°
Dual polygonSelf
PropertiesConvex, cyclic, equilateral, isogonal, isotoxal

Hexagons: in nature and by humankind


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