# A regular hexagon can be divided into six equilateral triangles. If the length of a side of an equilateral triangle is #a#, the height is #sqrt(3)/2a#. What is the area of each base in terms of #a#? What is the surface in terms of #a#?

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Jan 18, 2018

Area of each hexagonal base

Total Surface Area

#### Explanation:

Area of an equilateral triangle base

Base of a hexagon consists of 6 equilateral triangles with side measuring ‘a’

Area of hexagonal base

Lateral Surface area of the hexagonal prism

Total Surface Area of the prism