# Thread: Calculating area 6 sided figure

1. ## 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.
Zoe.

2. ## Re: Calculating area 6 sided figure

Originally Posted by zoezoehzoe
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.

3. ## 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:

* * * *
*             *
*                     *
*             *
* * * *

4. ## 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.

5. ## Re: Calculating area 6 sided figure

Originally Posted by zoezoehzoe
Pictures by zoezoehzoe - Photobucket

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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