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Basic geometry question regarding hexagons.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 #1
    I'm trying to figure out how to find the longest diameter of any irregular hexagon with 3 different sets of sides. Each side is the same in length as the side opposite it, and different in length to both sides beside it. Any help?
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  3. Aug 4, 2010 #2
    Err, I should note that I know *how* to find it, and that what I can't seem to figure out is how to put it into a formula, with 3 variables representing the 3 sets of sides.
  4. Aug 6, 2010 #3
    Is the largest possible diameter not half the perimeter, using a degenerate hexagon?

    Or is there something you haven't told us, say, regarding the angles?
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