## Euclid's Elements of Geometry: The First Six, the Eleventh and Twelfth Books |

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To describe any regular

To describe any regular

**polygon**upon a given right line , admitting the division of a given arch of a circle into any number of equal parts . Page 199

If the

If the

**polygon**has eight sides , the arch ce must be four of eight equal parts ; that is , one half the quadrant Dc . If the**polygon**has ten sides ... Page 200

Therefore [ by construction ] the angle L A B will be one angle of the required regular

Therefore [ by construction ] the angle L A B will be one angle of the required regular

**polygon**, and A B H another angle of the**polygon**. Page 201

I B say the

I B say the

**polygon**ADEPBGHICA F G will have nine equal sides . For because the four angles B A G , G A H , H AI , I AC [ by E H supposition ] are each ... Page 202

Consequently a regular

Consequently a regular

**polygon**of fixteen sides is nearer to the circle in which it is inscribed , than that of eight fides .### What people are saying - Write a review

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