The Area of Hexagon calculator computes the area of a regular Hexagon.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Area of the Hexagon (A): The calculator returns the area in square meters. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
A regular hexagon is a six sided polygon where all of the sides are the same length (s) and all interior angles are the same (see the diagram). The formula for theis:
`A=3/2 * sqrt(3) * s^2`
Hexagons appear in mathematics and in nature (e.g. honey comb of honey bees). The volcanic columns at the Giant's Causeway in North Ireland have regular shapes including regular hexagons.
Giant's Causeway's hexagons: Using this equation and the fact that the shoe in the picture is approximately 12" long and that the side of the hexagon is approximately the length of the shoe, the AREA of these regular hexagons is 2.5 ft2.
Hexagons were also used by NASA in the James Webb Space Telescope.
Image provide by: Bobarino - Own work based on: File:JWST-HST-primary-mirrors.jpg a NASA public domain image, CC BY-SA 3.0
The side of each JWST is approximately 0.737 meters. Use the sum of hexagon areas (CLICK HERE) to compute the total area of the 18 hexagon mirrors. The primary mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope is 2.4 meters in diameter. Use the area of a circle calculator (CLICK HERE) to compute the area of the Hubble Space Telescope primary mirror.