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Let a be 2 units. If the corners are touching the midpoints of the sides, i.e. b=c. Find the area of of the rectangle.

 

 Dec 16, 2019
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The rectangle is  inscribed in a regular hexagon

 

(1/2)  of the width of the rectangle =  √3/2

So  the width is 2 times this  =√3  units

 

The height ,H, of the rectangle can be found as   2  +  2 (1/2)   =  3 units

 

So.....the area  of the rectangle =  H * W   =  3√3  units^2

 

 

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 Dec 16, 2019

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