You Can't Trisect an Angle
Date: 7/16/96 at 13:1:59 From: Whitney Isenhoour Subject: Trisect an Angle Who proved you can't trisect an angle?
Date: 7/16/96 at 13:52:38 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: Trisect an Angle It was proven algebraically impossible by Pierre Wantzel in 1837. The trisection can be done, however, with a marked ruler. You can see how and read more at http://daisy.uwaterloo.ca/~alopez-o/math-faq/node57.html See also "Impossible Constructions" in the Dr. Math FAQ: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.impossible.construct.html -Doctors Paul and Sarah, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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