The question is below Any help is appreciated sorry if I did something wrong this is just my first time using this. enter image description here

I tried to do it and I got either $\sqrt{31}$ or $\sqrt{32}$

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  • $\begingroup$ I good either root 31 or root 32 but I am not sure which is correct or if it is completely wrong $\endgroup$ – epix Sep 25 '18 at 10:28
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    $\begingroup$ I've added the image for you, in future however, please type out your question in full and only use images for diagrams as this makes your question searchable in the future $\endgroup$ – lioness99a Sep 25 '18 at 10:30
  • $\begingroup$ How do you get $\sqrt{31}$? Recall that in a regular hexagon, the radius of the circumscribed circle and the side are equal. $\endgroup$ – egreg Sep 25 '18 at 10:32
  • $\begingroup$ Okay thanks I will try it again $\endgroup$ – epix Sep 25 '18 at 10:33

Well, you need to set up a right triangle, obviously, since you're using Pythagoras theorem.

The segment $OC$ should also be $2$, since $OBC$ forms an equilateral triangle. So, we're seeking to find segment $OV$.

We can figure this out by setting up a right triangle that is $OCV$, where we know two lengths; the base length is $2$, and the hypotenuse is $6$ since that is given to us.

$6^2 = 2^2 + x^2$ can be solved for $x$: $x = \sqrt {32}$, which calculated to $3$ significant digits is $5.66$.


  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the help just wanted to check :) $\endgroup$ – epix Sep 25 '18 at 10:40

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