Hales Proves Hexagonal Honeycomb Conjecture (Math Chat)
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|Frank Morgan, MAA Online|
|Professor Thomas Hales of the University of Michigan has announced a proof of the Hexagonal Honeycomb Conjecture, which says that regular hexagons provide the least-perimeter way to enclose infinitely many unit areas in the plane. This may partly explain why hexagons occur in nature, as in the bees' honeycomb...|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Problems/Puzzles, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Euclidean Plane Geometry|
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