[![The figure shows a hexagon and triangle tiled by six tiles.]] : https://i.stack.imgur.com/tmEiE.png The figure shows a hexagon and triangle tiled by six tiles. My question is: What is the *smallest* number of polygonal tiles that will tile both a regular hexagon and an equilateral triangle in such a way that all the edges of the tiles are parallel to an edge of the tiled figure? Small print: - I define a polygonal tile as a figure comprised of: A finite set $P$ of at least three points. The (straight) lines $X\pi(X)$ for each point $X\in P$ and some cyclic permutation $\pi$ of $P$ such that no point outside $P$ is in distinct lines. The region contained by the lines. - The hexagon and triangle are assumed to include the vertices, edges and interior. - The figures tiled must be the union of exactly one congruent copy of each tile (though the set of tiles itself is allowed to contain congruent figures). No copy of a tile can share an interior point with any other copy, but may share boundary points with one or more. - A congruent copy of a tile may be a "flipped" version (e.g. the pair of cyan tiles in the above digram are actually mirror images - this is allowed).