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Laike
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Re: What's a 9,11,12,etcsided figure called?
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Sep 17, 2004 12:47 AM


On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:13:55 0500 (EST), John Conway wrote: >On 19 Jan 2004, Dr. Bluca wrote: > >> A pentagon is a 5sided polygon. >> A hexagon is a 6sided polygon. >> A heptagon is a 7sided polygon. >> Prefixes... >> tri 3, quadri 4, penta 5, hexa 6, hepta 7, octa 8, nona 9, >> deca 10 > > But "nona" is really incorrect, the "official" prefix for 9 >in this context being the Greekderived one "ennea". The sequence >continues up to 100 thus: hendeca, dodeca, triskaideca, tetrakaideca,..., >enneakaideca, icosa, icosikaihena, icosikaidi, icosikaitri,... >icosikaiennea, triaconta, triacontakaidi, ... , enneacontakaiennea, hecta. > > Antreas Hatzipolakis and I once worked out a consistent continuation >to 100,000. > > John Conway
Dear Mr. Conway, I was wondering if you could assist me in my persuit for knowledge. As odd as it may sound its actually quite essential to my research that i know. I've searched the internet thoroughly and cant seem to find exactly what im looking for. I have a series of questions for you, i hope your up to it.If i ask to know about something that isnt possible or doesnt exist i would be more than willing to hear a detailed explanation if your willing to produce one. What is the name of a 61 sided figure in Latin, English and greek? Will the name of this figure change if it consists of triangles, pentagons, hexagons, ..., or dodecagons? Finally, will the figure still have the same name if the sides of the figure are concave? If you could assist me in this matter i would be more grateful than i believe that i can express in words. Thank you for your time sir.
Sincerely, Laike



