Geometry!

claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Hello, math people,

I'm reading a book in which some action takes place within a hexagon divided into three pie-shaped segments. I don't see how this is possible, and have looked it up via Google without success (since math is not my strong suit). Am I missing something, or did the author describe something in a confusing manner?

TIA

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    What's confusing you? A hex can be divided into three equal-sized segments. Or six equal-sized segments. Or two equal-sized segments. Tho they won't look literally liked slices of a pie.

  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Well, the author wrote that there were only three equal, wedge shaped sections, whereas the results I found online did not show that as possible, given the angles of a hexagon.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    It's kind of a wedge...a really wide one

  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If you picture the six sides, each wedge would include two of those sides. So it would be a sort of diamond shaped wedge.
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  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Okay, got it! Thank you both!

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