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Squaring the Circle

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Visit this site: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Squaring_the_circle.html

Author:MacTutor Math History Archives
Description: Linked essay covering the problem of squaring the circle in the form which we think of it today, which originated in Greek mathematics: given a circle, construct geometrically a square equal in area to the given circle. This article discusses the history of the problem, with references to relevant books and articles.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Constructions

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