Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Math Topics » geometry.puzzles.independent

Topic: Req: Pentagon problem - help please !
Replies: 8   Last Post: Mar 12, 2004 7:15 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Sarah Seastone

Posts: 1,240
Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Req: Pentagon problem - help please !
Posted: Aug 5, 1998 9:30 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

Hi -

>Trying to construct a regular pentagon using only a pair of compasses and a
>straight edge. Can it be done ? My level of math knowledge is high school.
>Please e mail me with the solution & proof if possible; or give me an URL
>I can find the answer on the web.




>And how about septagons....


(heptagons are not constructible):


- Sarah

>Many thanks
>Dave Williams
>Dave Williams <DWill28107@aol.com>

Sarah Seastone
Editor, Archivist, Web Page Designer
The Math Forum

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2015. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.