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Topic: Angle Trisection
Replies: 3   Last Post: Jan 13, 2005 4:53 AM

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 James Posts: 1 Registered: 1/25/05
RE: Angle Trisection
Posted: Jan 13, 2005 4:53 AM

&gt;Dear Sergei,
&gt;
&gt;Thank you for the interesting comments on angles that can be
trisected.
&gt;There is, however, a problem with the statement I isolated above, and

&gt;the argument is not correct. To see why, let me give a more
transparent
&gt;example.
&gt;
&gt;It is like saying, for example, that an angle of 10 degrees can be
&gt;constructed because 10 = 30 - 2.10.
&gt; On the other hand we know that an angle of 10 degrees cannot be
&gt;constructed (If it could, so would its double 20, so 60 could be
&gt;trisected. But it is well known that it cannot).

Not to be redundent of you, but I believe I can trisect any arbitrary
angle there is with a rather simple way of doing it too, all I have to
do is trisect a 90 degree angle in a way that it also trisects my
arbitrary angle, so, as you say, a 60 degree angle can be trisected,
and by how I do it's rather easy, soon as I can get this out in the
open I'll post back here with detailed instructions on how to do it

Date Subject Author
5/25/02 Earle Jones
5/28/02 Michael Lambrou
1/13/05 James
5/28/02 John Conway