Construct Hexagon

This example demonstrates how to construct an hexagon using a straight edge and ruler. A hexagon is a polygon with six equal length sides.

Steps

  1. Start by drawing a circle whose diameter is equal to the size of the hexagon you want to draw. Place a point at a center of the circle and at the end points of the diameter.

    Step 1
  2. Using the compass place the point on the point along the edge of the circle and draw and arc from the center of the circle outwards. Draw a point at the two places of intersection along the perimeter of the circle. Then connect the first three points together with straight lines.

    Step 2
  3. Repeat this same process from the other side of the circle drawing an arc outwards from the center point. Draw a point at the two places of intersection and connect all of the points along the perimeter of the circle to finish constructing the hexagon.

    Step 3
  4. We have finished constructing the hexagon.

    Hexagon