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8-71.

Beth is creating a wildflower garden, and she is going to build the flowerbed in the shape of a regular hexagon. Each side of the flowerbed will be $1$ yard long.

1. What will the area of the garden be in square yards?

Use the Math Notes box in Lesson 8.4.1 to calculate the area of a regular hexagon.

$1.5 \sqrt{3} \approx 2.55 \text{ yd}^2$

2. A packet of wildflower seeds covers $10$ square feet. How many packets of wildflower seeds will Beth need?

$1$ yd$^2$ is $3$ ft by $3$ ft.