In order for his tablecloth to drape over each edge, he will add a rectangular piece along each side of the regular hexagon as shown in the diagram at right. Using the dimensions given in the diagram, what is the total area of fabric that Mr. Singer will need? (You do not need to consider the area needed for seams.)
Remember that a regular hexagon is made up of six equilateral triangles. Calculate the area of one of the interior triangles and one of the exterior rectangles and then multiply by
Refer to the diagram below.
The base of the triangle is
Therefore, the area of the rectangle is
Determine the height (
The area of one equilateral triangle is
Add the areas of the rectangle and triangle and then multiply by