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Question from Shohel:

A tent has its base in the shape of a regular hexagon whose sides are 10m . If the height of the tent is 12m , then find its volume.


The volume you want to calculate is

\[\frac13 \times \mbox{ the area of the base } \times \mbox{ the height.}\]

You can fine a note on this theorem in the last paragraph of Bruce's response to an earlier question.

What remains then is to compute the area of a regular hexagon. I can show you two ways to achieve this.

I hope this helps,

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