Date: Tue, 30 May 1995 15:34:19 EST From: "GOD!" Subject: angles Please tell me how to trisect any angle.
Date: Tue, 30 May 1995 16:24:20 -0400 (EDT) From: Dr. Ken Subject: Re: angles Hello there! Well, I bet you're referring to the trisection of an angle using only a compass and straight edge, right? Well, I'm afraid it can't be done, and that's a proven mathematical fact. You can bisect all you want, but try to trisect a general angle, and you'll usually be out of luck (you can do it in a few special cases, like 90 or 135 degrees and stuff). The proof is pretty involved, but if you'd like to know more about it, let us know. -K
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