# A regular hexagon has a side length of 2 1/4 feet. What is its perimeter?

##### 1 Answer
May 30, 2016

Perimeter = $13 \frac{1}{2}$ feet

#### Explanation:

There are two important words in the information given.

It is a regular figure, which means all the sides and angles are equal.

It is a hexagon, which means there are 6 sides.

So, there are 6 sides, each of length $2 \frac{1}{4}$ feet.

Simply multiply to find the perimeter. (the sum of all the sides)

$P = 6 \times 2 \frac{1}{4}$

$6 \times \frac{9}{4} = {\cancel{6}}^{3} \times \frac{9}{\cancel{4}} ^ 2 = \frac{27}{2}$

Perimeter = $13 \frac{1}{2}$ feet