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

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### Things you need

- Graph paper
- Straightedge or ruler

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## Instructions

- 1
Draw a dot on the intersection of two lines on a sheet of graph paper.

- 2
Draw a second dot two squares to the left of the first dot.

- 3
Draw a dot one square to the right of the first dot.

- 4
Draw a dot one square to the left of the second dot.

- 5
Draw a dot two squares below both the first dot.

- 6
Draw a dot two squares below both the second dot.

- 7
Draw a dot two squares above the first dot.

- 8
Draw a dot two squares above the second dot.

- 9
Erase the first two dots.

- 10
Starting with the leftmost dot, connect the dots in clockwise order using a straightedge.