## Regional Ratios

A regular hexagon and an equilateral triangle have the same perimeter.

A regular hexagon and an equilateral triangle have the same perimeter.

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I noticed that a regular hexagon and equilateral triangle have the same perimeter. I wondered if they would have similar area as well?

I noticed that the regular hexagon and equilateral triangle have the same perimeter. I noticed that a hexagon has six sides of all the same length and an equilateral triangle has three side of all the same length. I wonder if the triangle is bigger in size than the hexagon? I wonder if they have the same area?

I noticed that the regular hexagon and equilateral triangle have the same perimeter. I noticed that 2 hexagon sides are the same length as 1 triangle side. I wonder what that means about the relationship of the areas of the 2 shapes. I wonder how to find the area of a hexagon. I wonder why thinking about the perimeter of a shape makes me thinks of its area.