Constructing a One-Degree AngleDate: 05/25/2000 at 11:49:29 From: Ben Callanta Subject: Constructing a One-Degree Angle Hello, Is it possible to construct a one-degree angle using only a straightedge and compass? If it is possible how would you go about doing it? Thanks, Ben Date: 05/25/2000 at 12:21:08 From: Doctor Schwa Subject: Re: Constructing a One-Degree Angle No, it is not possible. The sine and cosine of a one-degree angle both involve cube roots and only square roots are constructible numbers. - Doctor Schwa, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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