An hexagon is a -sided polygon. The most commonly quoted hexagon is a regular (http://planetmath.org/RegularPolygon) hexagon, having congruent sides and congruent interior angles. Below is an example of a regular hexagon:
The measure (http://planetmath.org/AngleMeasure) of any interior angle of a regular hexagon is .
The smallest for which a regular -gon has diagonals which are not congruent is . For example, in the regular hexagon below, the diagonal drawn in blue and the one drawn in red are not congruent.
The side of a regular hexagon has the same length as the radius of the circle circumscribing it. This fact is illustrated below.
From the last remark, it is easy to see that a regular hexagon is constructible using compass and straightedge.
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