# Construction Of A Regular Polygon On A Line

## Description

An illustration showing how to construct a regular polygon on a given line without resort to its center. "Extend AB to C and, with B as center, draw the half circle ADB. Divide the half circle into as many parts as the number of sides in the polygon, and complete the construction as shown on the illustration."

## Keywords

construct, geometric construction, geometry, polygon on line, polygons, regular polygon construction

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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