The area of an equilateral triangle is √3/4x2 where X is the length of the side.

So 70/6 = 11.66, so X ~= 5.2

Which fits in with your circle idea which would give a circle with area 85

Posted by Ian on 2 April, 2021 at 8:58 AM

Happy Easter BW!
The leased land idea sounds marvellous and we definitely need more trees and bees. I saw my first hedgehog in many years but sadly it was road kill.

With the hexagon, could you divide the internal part into triangles and work out the internal size?

Posted by delcatto on 2 April, 2021 at 9:03 AM

Ian beat me to it!

Posted by delcatto on 2 April, 2021 at 9:05 AM

Thanks both. And sorry, I changed the area needed from 70 to 50 after I'd written the post as Mr BW pointed out that my paces are less than a metre and so the rectangular area I paced out at 10 x 7 paces isn't 70 square metres).

I think if we use a circle of 9m diameter, this gives an internal area of 63.6, so we should get something around 50 square meters once we've hexagoned the circle? Equilateral triangles are too difficult to make in a field.

A regular hexagon is 6 equilateral triangles.

The area of an equilateral triangle is √3/4x2 where X is the length of the side.

So 70/6 = 11.66, so X ~= 5.2

Which fits in with your circle idea which would give a circle with area 85

Posted by Ian on 2 April, 2021 at 8:58 AMHappy Easter BW!

The leased land idea sounds marvellous and we definitely need more trees and bees. I saw my first hedgehog in many years but sadly it was road kill.

With the hexagon, could you divide the internal part into triangles and work out the internal size?

Posted by delcatto on 2 April, 2021 at 9:03 AMIan beat me to it!

Posted by delcatto on 2 April, 2021 at 9:05 AMThanks both. And sorry, I changed the area needed from 70 to 50 after I'd written the post as Mr BW pointed out that my paces are less than a metre and so the rectangular area I paced out at 10 x 7 paces isn't 70 square metres).

I think if we use a circle of 9m diameter, this gives an internal area of 63.6, so we should get something around 50 square meters once we've hexagoned the circle? Equilateral triangles are too difficult to make in a field.

Posted by Blue Witch on 2 April, 2021 at 9:11 AMAh. Got here via blogger. What's going on?

Posted by Debster on 2 April, 2021 at 11:44 AMNo idea Debster. Is anyone else having problems?

Posted by Blue Witch on 2 April, 2021 at 7:44 PMOoh and it's back. Weird.

Posted by Debster on 2 April, 2021 at 7:59 PM