I don't understand how this equation calculates angle for hexagons....by poetryrocksalo Tags: angle, calculates, equation, hexagons 

#1
Nov2613, 08:17 PM

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Hi, I'm learning how to program and I've been studying graphics.
This quote from a programmer confuses me (the quote is a hyperlink to my source): I have a diagram in my book that also states that the above equation is the angle. I also tested my code (the angle is only a small part of it) and my drawHexagon app works. However, when I do the math, the angle from the center of the hexagon is always 1.047 degrees and that doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't the central angle be 60 degrees given that a hexagon has 6 sides? 



#2
Nov2613, 08:43 PM

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The angles are being measured in radians.
2pi radians=360 degrees. 1.047 radians=60 degrees. 



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Nov2613, 08:48 PM

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