Posted by **Cj** on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1:44pm.

Gerrad is a painter. he is using a canvas that is in the shape of a regular hexagon. The perimeter of the canvas is 78 in. The perpendicular distance from a side to the center is 11 in. to the nearest inch. Based on these measurements, what is area of the canvas

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**MathMate**, Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1:54pm
Divide the canvas into 6 isosceles triangles.

Base of triangle = 78/6=13"

Height of triangle = 11"

Area of each triangle = 11*13/2

Total area of canvas=11*13/2*6=432 sq.in.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1:58pm
Divide the canvas into 6 isosceles triangles.

Base of triangle = 78/6=13"

Height of triangle = 11"

Area of each triangle = 11*13/2

Total area of canvas=11*13/2*6=429 sq.in.

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