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The Hexagon


The construction of the hexagon (6 sided polygon) is among one of the easiest compass and straightedge constructions!

Simply draw a circle and choose a point on that circle (yellow). Then draw a circle centered at that point of identical radius. Where that circle intersects the original circle, draw two more circles of equal radius. Continue doing this until you get 6 points on the circle. Those are the 6 points of the hexagon!

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