# Construction Of A Pentagon On A Line

## Description

An illustration showing how to construct a pentagon on a given line. "From B erect BC perpendicular to and half the length of AB; join A and C prolonged to D; with C as center and CB as radius, draw the arc BD; then the chord BB is the radius of the circle circumscribing the pentagon. With A and B as centers, and BD as radius, draw the cross O in the center."

## Keywords

center, circle, circles, Circumference, circumscribed pentagon, construct, geometric construction, geometry, pentagon on a line, radius, tangent

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## Source:

Albert A. Hopkins *Scientific America: Handy Book Of Facts And Formulas* (New York: Munn & Co., Inc., 1918) 37

Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman