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i need help trying to find the surface area and the volume of a hexagon that has an edge length of 6cm and a hieght of 12 cm
i already know how do do this by breaking it into triangles and frinding the surface area and the volume that way i just need to know how to find a faster formula that applies to just hexagons thanks makiya

Hi Makiya,

The solid you are describing is called a hexagonal prism. If the hexagon is regular then you break it up into six triangles, each of the triangles is equilateral. I don't know what method you are using to find the area of the triangles but whatever the method it should simplify for equilateral triangles. This should give you hat you want.


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