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Constructing a One-Degree Angle


Date: 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.

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