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Re: squaring a circle
Posted:
Dec 15, 2003 1:55 AM


Oscar Lanzi III <ol3@webtv.net> wrote:
> I've actually seen a trisection device with no moving parts at all. > It's basically a strip with one end having square and circular > attachments at the end. By placing the object in the right position > relative to a given angle, the trisectors of the angle are identified.
That rings a bell. Does it look like the image on the following page?
http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dwh/books/eg00/prob144.html
And here's a page with a bunch of stuff (mostly cranky), including one trisection with a carpenter's square:
http://www.jimloy.com/geometry/trisect.htm  Daniel W. Johnson panoptes@iquest.net http://members.iquest.net/~panoptes/ 039 53 36 N / 086 11 55 W



