SAT Math : How to find the length of the side of a hexagon

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Length Of The Side Of A Hexagon

Hexagon 2

The provided image represents a track in the shape of a regular hexagon with perimeter one fourth of a mile.

Teresa starts at Point A and runs clockwise until she gets halfway between Point E and Point F. How far does she run, in feet?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

One mile is equal to 5,280 feet; one fourth of a mile is equal to

 

Each of the six congruent sides measures one sixth of this, or 

Teresa runs clockwise from Point A to halfway between Point E and Point F, so she runs along four and one half sides, for a total of

 

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