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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 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
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry

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