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Topic: Tricky problem-balancing point in a polygon
Replies: 18   Last Post: May 21, 2001 8:43 AM

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 Johnsonart@aol.com Posts: 23 Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Tricky problem-balancing point in a polygon
Posted: Apr 20, 2001 6:00 PM

For the balancing point of a figure with more than 4 sides, here is the
construction;

Say you have a pentagon ABCDE

1. Construct the midpoint M1 for AB

2. Construct the point 1/3 of the way from M1 to Point C. Call it M2

3. Construct M3, 1/4 of the way from M2 to D.

4. Finally, construct M4, the point 1/5 of the way from M3 to point E.

Art Johnson

This can be applied to any number of sides by extending the pattern shown
above.

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