Each side of a regular hexagon measures 8 cm. What is the area of the hexagon?

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Jun 15, 2017

Answer:

See below.

Explanation:

A regular hexagon is comprised of 6 congruent equilateral triangles.

The area of an equilateral triangle is #s^2sqrt3/4#, where #s# is the side length. Since there are 6, the area of a hexagon is #3/2s^2sqrt3#.

Plugging in #6# as the side length,

#3/2(6^2)sqrt3=54sqrt3#