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BuzZStop Issue #93 -- The Beautiful Mathematics of the Hive
March 14, 2011

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Why is the shape of a honeycomb cell hexagonal, and not square, round, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, or even pentagon?

Has any kid asked you this question before? If you can't get away by telling them because the bees are insects and insects have six legs, and thus they make six-sided homes, read this : Hexagonal Honeycomb Pattern.

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