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Topic: Identifying a curve
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K. E. Pledger

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Re: Identifying a curve
Posted: Jan 10, 2008 5:13 PM
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> Suppose you drew a circle of radius 200 mm on a piece
> of paper with a compass and keeping the same centre
> point you moved the pencil point in at five mm
> increments so as to create ten circles each five mm
> less radius to the one outside of it. Now you also
> draw ten straight lines ( running up the page as it
> were ) each five mm apart and position these lines so
> as they cut through the circles with the extreme left
> line being tangential with the inner circle and the
> extreme right line being 45 mm to the right and of
> course 45mm nearer the centre point of the circle.
> What you end up with is a series of intersections
> that when you connect with a line forms a curve.

You seem to end up with 199 intersections. How do you intend to put a curve through them?

Ken Pledger.

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