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    Calculating area 6 sided figure

    Hi, i would really appreciate any guidance, i am trying to calculate the area of a 6 sided figure, which has no parallel sides, all sides are different lengths, any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Calculating area 6 sided figure

    Quote Originally Posted by zoezoehzoe View Post
    Hi, i would really appreciate any guidance, i am trying to calculate the area of a 6 sided figure, which has no parallel sides, all sides are different lengths, any help would be appreciated.
    Zoe.
    any other info besides side length? a sketch of the hexagon labeled w/ all given info would help.
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    Re: Calculating area 6 sided figure

    Hello, zoezoehzoe!

    i am trying to calculate the area of a 6-sided figure,
    which has no parallel sides, all sides are different lengths.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    You're kidding, right?

    Even if the six sides are equal,
    . . there are zillions of possible hexagons.


    It could look like this:

    Code:
    
              * * * *
             *       *
            *         *
           *           *
          *             *
           *           *
            *         *
             *       *
              * * * *



    Or it could look like this:

    Code:
    
                  * * * *
              *             *
          *                     *
              *             *
                  * * * *
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    Re: Calculating area 6 sided figure

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    ive got the interior angles aswell, just dont know how to go about working it out.
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    Re: Calculating area 6 sided figure

    Quote Originally Posted by zoezoehzoe View Post
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    ive got the interior angles aswell, just dont know how to go about working it out.
    Since you have the lengths and the interior angles, I would try breaking it up into a number of triangles and apply what you know about areas of triangles from trigonometry...
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