Area of a Hexagon Calculator

Enter the base length :
Enter the height :
Area of hexagon:

Area of a Hexagon Calculator is a free online tool that displays the hexagonal area when the base length and the height are given.CoolGyan’S online area of a hexagon calculator tool performs the calculation faster and it displays the area in a fraction of seconds.

How to Use the Area of a Hexagon Calculator? 

The procedure to use the area of a hexagon calculator is as follows:

Step 1: Enter the base length and the height of the hexagon in the input field

Step 2: Now click the button “Solve” to get the area

Step 3: Finally, the area of the hexagon will be displayed in the output field

What is Meant by the Area of a Hexagon?

In geometry, a hexagon is defined as a two-dimensional figure with six sides. It is a polygon with 6 sides, 6 angles and 6 vertices. Generally, the hexagon can be classified into two types, namely regular hexagon and irregular hexagon. If all the six sides and six angles are of equal measure, then it is called a regular hexagon, otherwise, the hexagon is considered an irregular hexagon. The sum of the interior angles of a hexagon is equal to 720 degrees, and each angle measures 120 degrees. The area of the regular hexagon is the region occupied by the shape hexagon. Thus, the formula to calculate the area of a regular hexagon is given by

Area of a regular hexagon = [(3√3)a2]/2 Square units

Solved Example on Area of a Hexagon

Example 1:

Find the area of a hexagon whose side is 4 cm

Solution:

Given that, radius = 4 cm

Area of a regular hexagon = [(3√3)a2]/2 Square units

Now, substitute the values in the formula, we get

A = [(3√3)42]/2 

A = [(3√3)16]/2

A = [(3×1.732)16]/2

A = [(5.196)16]/2

A =(83.136)/2

A = 41.568

Therefore, the area of a hexagon when the side length 4cm is 41.568 square centimetres.

Frequently Asked Questions on Area of a Hexagon

Define hexagon

A hexagon is defined as a polygon with six sides

What are the different types of hexagon?

The different types of hexagon are:
Regular hexagon
Irregular hexagon
Concave polygon
Convex polygon

Mention the properties of the hexagon.

The properties of the hexagon are:
A hexagon has 6 sides, 6 angles and 6 vertices
The sum of the interior angles of a hexagon measures 720 degrees
Each interior angles of regular hexagon measures 120 degrees