# How to Draw a Hexagon Without a Compass

Written by tom becker
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Hexagons appear all around us. They have a deceptively simple shape, which can prove difficult to draw accurately. The mathematician Euclid described a method of drawing a hexagon that required some mathematical calculation as well as a compass and a straightedge. This method, while accurate, does not work without a compass. You can draw a regular hexagon without the use of a compass in a few steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

### Things you need

• Graph paper
• Straightedge or ruler

## Instructions

1. 1

Draw a dot on the intersection of two lines on a sheet of graph paper.

2. 2

Draw a second dot two squares to the left of the first dot.

3. 3

Draw a dot one square to the right of the first dot.

4. 4

Draw a dot one square to the left of the second dot.

5. 5

Draw a dot two squares below both the first dot.

6. 6

Draw a dot two squares below both the second dot.

7. 7

Draw a dot two squares above the first dot.

8. 8

Draw a dot two squares above the second dot.

9. 9

Erase the first two dots.

10. 10

Starting with the leftmost dot, connect the dots in clockwise order using a straightedge.

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