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Roland of Gilead
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Hey all, I know there's some smart people in here, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out real quick.

I need an easy way to figure out the diameter of the points on a hexagon. If I know the distance between the flats,(Say it's a 3/16" hex) then it shouldn't be too hard to figure out the points right?

Any ideas?

Thanks a bunch.

I need an easy way to figure out the diameter of the points on a hexagon. If I know the distance between the flats,(Say it's a 3/16" hex) then it shouldn't be too hard to figure out the points right?

Any ideas?

Thanks a bunch.

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DaenrisonRoland of GileadonYou have all 3 angles, and 1 side, and need to solve for the hypotenuse.

sin 60 = opp / hyp

And you have the opposite side (your flat to center distance, we'll assume 3/16").

sin 60 = 0.866

so 0.866 = 0.1875 / hyp

0.866 * hyp = 0.1875

hyp = 0.1875 / 0.866

hyp = 0.2165

so your diameter would be approximately 0.433

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