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# What Is a 3D Hexagon Called?

**A 3D hexagon is called a hexagonal prism.** It has two hexagons for bases and six rectangular sides. A hexagonal prism is classified as an octahedron, which is a three-dimensional geometric object with eight faces.

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Many pencils are in the shape of a long hexagonal prism before they are sharpened. A hexagon is classified as a six-sided polygon, which is a geometric object with line segments joining a number of points. Patterns containing hexagons are frequent in nature because they are efficient. In a grid with a hexagonal pattern, lines are the shortest possible to fill the area with the fewest number of hexagons. The pattern allows honeycombs to use less wax to construct and to remain strong under compression.

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## How Many Lines of Symmetry Does a Hexagon Have?

A: A regular hexagon with six equal sides has six lines of symmetry. For all regular polygons, the number of lines of symmetry is equal to the number of sides... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is a Six-Sided Shape Called?

A: A six-sided shape is called a hexagon as long as all six sides are straight lines and the lines connect to make one closed shape. If it does not close or h... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Do You Draw a Hexagon?

A: A person draws a hexagon by drawing a closed polygon with six sides and six vertices. A regular hexagon has six equal sides and six equal angles. A person ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Can You Find the Perimeter of a Hexagon?

A: Determine the perimeter of a hexagon by adding the length of its 6 sides. If it is a regular hexagon, where the lengths of all sides are equal, the perimet... Full Answer >Filed Under: