# ISEE Upper Level Math : How to find the length of the side of a hexagon

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Isee Upper Level (Grades 9 12) Mathematics Achievement

What is the sidelength, in feet and inches, of a regular hexagon with perimeter 16 feet?

Explanation:

Divide the perimeter 16 feet by 6 to get the sidelength of the hexagon in feet:

Two-thirds of a foot is equal to eight inches, so this sidelength is 2 feet 8 inches.

### Example Question #1 : Isee Upper Level (Grades 9 12) Mathematics Achievement

The perimeter of a regular hexagon is one mile. Give the sidelength in feet.

Explanation:

One mile is equal to 5,280 feet, so divide this by 6:

feet

### Example Question #1 : Hexagons

A hexagon has a perimeter of 114in. Find the length of one side.

Explanation:

A hexagon has 6 equal sides.  The formula to find perimeter of a hexagon is:

where a is the length of any side.  Now, to find the length of one side, we will solve for a

We know the perimeter of the hexagon is 114in.  So, we will substitute and solve for a.  We get

Therefore, the length of one side of the hexagon is 19in.

### Example Question #4 : Hexagons

The perimeter of a hexagon is 96cm. Find the length of one side.