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Topic: What's a 9,11,12,etc-sided figure called?
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 brandon park Posts: 5 From: Duarte Registered: 5/3/06
Re: What's a 9,11,12,etc-sided figure called?
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:26 AM
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> On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:13:55 -0500 (EST), John Conway
> wrote:

> >On 19 Jan 2004, Dr. Bluca wrote:
> >

> >> A pentagon is a 5-sided polygon.
> >> A hexagon is a 6-sided polygon.
> >> A heptagon is a 7-sided 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 Greek-derived 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

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> Dear Mr. Conway,
> I was wondering if you could assist me in my
> 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
> ld be more grateful
> than i believe that i can express in words. Thank you
> for your time
> sir.
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> Sincerely,
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> -Laike-
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Perhaps i can answer the question. You're missing a point that english words come from latin and greek. so the words that in english means that is from either greek or latin. hexacontkaihenagon represents 61--- since hexacontgon means 60 and kaihena means 1. so they are combined together which equals 61. Second question, well, no because the triangles and polygons whatever are inside the hexacontkaihenagon, which does not change a thing of hexcontkaihenagon. Last question. I would say no, but yes. The perimeter of the polygon will be more curved-- which makes it more circle-like. It would be something like hexacontkaineacirgon, or something like that. That's it.

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8/24/97 J. Stefanek
8/25/97 Sarah Seastone
10/9/03 geoffy
10/12/03 Ken.Pledger@vuw.ac.nz
10/13/03 John Conway
10/13/03 me@talmanl1.mscd.edu
10/13/03 Ed Wall
10/13/03 Mary Krimmel
10/13/03 Steve Earth
10/14/03 John Conway
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