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Re: What do you call a 2 sided polygon?
Posted:
Oct 16, 2007 11:57 AM


lrudolph@panix.com (Lee Rudolph) wrote: > "David W.Cantrell" <DWCantrell@sigmaxi.net> writes: > > >Jay <Jalz_Rules@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> can someone tell me what is a 2 sided polygon name or something???? > > > >Digon. > > > ><http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Digon.html> > > The canonical joke on the subject (which I learned taking Algebra from > Nick Katz) is "let bigons be bigons".
Darn! And all this time (since 2002) I thought that I'd been the first to make that pun. See my response to Leroy Quet in the sci.math thread "Monogon" on June 28, 2002 at
<http://groups.google.com/group/sci.math/browse_frm/thread/3fbae661386df81b>.
The thread also explains why "digon" is preferred to "bigon"; see my post of July 5, for example.
Cheers, David



