What Is the Number of Vertices in a Hexagon?

There are six vertices in a hexagon. A hexagon is a two-dimensional, six-sided shape. An irregular hexagon has sides and angles of any size, while a regular hexagon has six equal sides and interior angles of 120 degrees.

A six-sided form must meet two criteria in order to be categorised as a hexagon. The sides must all come together to make a closed shape, just like any other shape. Second, a hexagon’s sides must all be straight, not bent. Hexagons can be found all over nature, most notably in the shape of honeycomb in bee hives.

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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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