# Find the area of the hexagon

- Author:
- glove

- Topic:
- Area

## Guess

Approximate the area of the hexagon to the nearest 1/100 (.01) by counting the boxes it occupies

## Missing information

What information would you need to find the area algebraically?

## Solve

After discussing your game plan for finding the area with Mr. Love, find the area of the hexagon to the nearest 1/100.

Follow these instructions if you find yourself stuck in terms of coming up with a game plan:
1. Construct a regular hexagon with a side length of two units
2. Bisect two non-opposite sides (the intersection is the center)
3. Construct the apothem from the center to the midpoint of one of the sides and calculate its length
4. Use this apothem and the side of the hexagon to find the area of the hexagon.