# A regular hexagon has six sides of equal length. If a regular hexagon is made from a 36-inch-long string, what is the length of each side?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 14, 2017

#### Explanation:

We have a regular hexagon and so there are six equal-length sides. We use a string to map out that hexagon - the string is 36 inches long. How long is each side?

We know each side will use up

One way is to say:

Another way is to do a ratio:

and then cross multiply: