Hexagonal Number


Given an integer n, the task is to find the n’th hexagonal number . The n’th hexagonal number Hn is the number of distinct dots in a pattern of dots consisting of the outlines of regular hexagons with sides up to n dots, when the hexagons are overlaid so that they share one vertex.{Source : wiki}

Input : n = 2
Output : 6

Input : n = 5
Output : 45

Input : n = 7
Output : 91

In general, a polygonal number (triangular number, square number, etc) is a number represented as dots or pebbles arranged in the shape of a regular polygon. The first few pentagonal numbers are: 1, 5, 12, etc.
If s is the number of sides in a polygon, the formula for the nth s-gonal number P (s, n) is

nth s-gonal number P(s, n) = (s - 2)n(n-1)/2 + n

If we put s = 6, we get

n'th Hexagonal number Hn = 2(n*n)-n 
                             = n(2n - 1) 


// C program for above approach
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

// Finding the nth Hexagonal Number
int hexagonalNum(int n)
    return n*(2*n - 1);

// Driver program to test above function
int main()
    int n = 10;
    printf("10th Hexagonal Number is = %d",

    return 0;


// Java program for above approach
class Hexagonal
    int hexagonalNum(int n)
        return n*(2*n - 1);

public class GeeksCode
    public static void main(String[] args)
        Hexagonal obj = new Hexagonal();
        int n = 10;
        System.out.printf("10th Hexagonal number is = "
                          + obj.hexagonalNum(n));


# Python program for finding pentagonal numbers
def hexagonalNum( n ):
    return n*(2*n - 1)

# Driver code
n = 10
print "10th Hexagonal Number is = ", hexagonalNum(n)


10th Hexagonal Number is =  190


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