The diagonals of a regular hexagon have two possible lengths. What is the ratio of the shorter length to the longer length? Express your answer as a common fraction in simplest radical form.

Ericthegg123 Sep 5, 2020

#1**+3 **

The diagonals of a regular hexagon have two possible lengths. What is the ratio of the shorter length to the longer length? Express your answer as a common fraction in the simplest radical form.

The ratio is √3 / 2

jugoslav Sep 5, 2020

#2**+1 **

The diagonals of a regular hexagon have two possible lengths. What is the ratio of the shorter length to the longer length? Express your answer as a common fraction in simplest radical form.

**Hello Ericthegg!**

\(c^2=a^2+b^2-2ab\ cos\ 120^0\\ s^2=2\cdot (\frac{d}{2})^2-2\cdot (\frac{d}{2})^2\cdot (-\frac{1}{2})\\ s^2=2\cdot (\frac{d}{2})^2\cdot(1-(-\frac{1}{2}))\\ s^2=3\cdot (\frac{d}{2})^2\)

\(s=\frac{d}{2}\sqrt{3}\)

The ratio is \(\large \frac{s}{d}=\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\)

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asinus Sep 5, 2020