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Topic: Two-Sided Regular Polygons
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Lee Rudolph

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Re: Two-Sided Regular Polygons
Posted: Mar 1, 1996 1:43 AM
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dbennett@keypress.com (Dan Bennett (for William Blackwell)) writes:

>I'm asking this question for William Blackwell, who has yet to get
>connected but hopes to do so soon:
>A finite straight line has two sides and can be considered a regular
>n-gon where n = 2. (This line is also a rectangle with length, but 0
>width, an ellipse with one axis = 0, an isosceles triangle with base
>= 0, and so on. In every case it has two sides.) Is there a correct
>term (besides" line segment") for this shape? A bigon? duogon? digon?

Circa 1968, Nick Katz told his algebra class "let bigons be bigons",
and I'm sure that wasn't original with him.

Lee Rudolph

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