X

We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
DISCOVER
×
Loading ...

How to Draw a Hexagon Without a Compass

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

Loading ...
  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.

Loading ...

Things You'll Need

  • Graph paper
  • Straightedge or ruler

About the Author

Loading ...