# Problem #2331

 2331 Six regular hexagons surround a regular hexagon of side length $1$ as shown. What is the area of $\triangle ABC$? $[asy] for(int i = 0; i < 6; ++i){ for(int j = 0; j < 6; ++j){ draw(sqrt(3)*dir(60*i+30)+dir(60*j)--sqrt(3)*dir(60*i+30)+dir(60*j+60)); } } draw(2*dir(60)--2*dir(180)--2*dir(300)--cycle); label("A",2*dir(180),dir(180)); label("B",2*dir(60),dir(60)); label("C",2*dir(300),dir(300)); [/asy]$ $\textbf {(A) } 2\sqrt{3} \qquad \textbf {(B) } 3\sqrt{3} \qquad \textbf {(C) } 1+3\sqrt{2} \qquad \textbf {(D) } 2+2\sqrt{3} \qquad \textbf {(E) } 3+2\sqrt{3}$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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