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What is the ratio of the measure of a regular hexagon's longest diagonal to the measure of its perimeter? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Feb 16, 2023
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The answer is 1/6.

 Feb 17, 2023
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Split the hexagon into 6 equilateral triangles, and let the sides of the hexagon be s.

 

The longest diagonal would be the one between two opposite vertices, which is comprised of the sides of 2 equilateral triangles with side length s, so its length is 2s.

 

The perimeter of the hexagon is 6 times the side of the hexagon or 6s. 


So, the ratio is \({2s \over 6s} = {\color{brown}\boxed{1 \over 3}}\)

 Feb 17, 2023

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