What Does a Myriagon Look Like?
Date: 10/30/2002 at 23:03:37 From: Stephen Brewer Subject: Myriagon I am looking for a picture of a myriagon. I have tried several other sites but no luck. If you could be of help it would be appreciated.
Date: 10/31/2002 at 10:23:28 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: Myriagon Hi, Stephen. Take out a compass and draw a circle. That will look identical to a regular myriagon, since the 10,000 sides of a myriagon of any reasonable size will be too small to distinguish. For example, with a diameter of 10 feet (a rather large drawing!), the circumference would be 31.4 feet, and 1/10,000 of this, the approximate size of an edge of the inscribed myriagon, would be a little more than 1/32 of an inch. The flatness of the sides would not be noticeable. On the other hand, if you don't need a _regular_ myriagon, just make a 100 by 100 array of points and do a dot-to-dot on them, maybe a zigzag up and down the columns, to connect them all in one loop. That will produce an irregular myriagon. If you have any further questions, feel free to write back. - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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