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# a) Construct a regular hexagon with sides of length 3 cm. b) Calculate its area, showing your method clearly.

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a) To construct a regular hexagon with sides of length $3$ $cm,$ do the steps below.

a$1$) Construct a circle with a radius of $3$ cm. Then divide the circle into six equal arcs since a hexagon has six equal sides. Each of the $6$ equal arcs measures $360\div6$ or $60^\circ.$ Use a protractor to create $60^\circ$ angles.

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