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Hales Proves Hexagonal Honeycomb Conjecture (Math Chat)

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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Professor Thomas Hales of the University of Michigan has proven 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...

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Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry

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