The Inscribed Shapes ClipArt gallery provides 85 examples of geometric spapes enclosed within another shape with every vertex of the enclosed figure touching the outer figure.

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in an equilateral dodecagon. This could also be described as a dodecagon circumscribed about an equilateral triangle.

Triangle Inscribed In A Dodecagon

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in an equilateral dodecagon. This could also be described…

Illustration of a rhombus circumscribed about an ellipse. This could also be described as an ellipse inscribed in a rhombus.

Rhombus Circumscribed About an Ellipse

Illustration of a rhombus circumscribed about an ellipse. This could also be described as an ellipse…

Illustration of 10 congruent equilateral triangles that have the same center. Each triangle has been rotated 12° in relation to the one next to it. The outer vertices are connected with a smoother curve to form a circle. Hence, the circle is circumscribed about the triangles.

10 Congruent Rotated Equilateral Triangles

Illustration of 10 congruent equilateral triangles that have the same center. Each triangle has been…

Illustration of a cyclic hexagon, a hexagon inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a circle circumscribed about a hexagon. In this illustration, the hexagon is not regular (the lengths of the sides are not equal).

Cyclic Hexagon

Illustration of a cyclic hexagon, a hexagon inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a circle…

Illustration of a cyclic hexagon, a hexagon inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a circle circumscribed about a hexagon. In this illustration, the hexagon is not regular (the lengths of the sides are not equal).

Cyclic Hexagon

Illustration of a cyclic hexagon, a hexagon inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a circle…

Illustration of a circle inscribed in a regular nonagon. This could also be described as a regular nonagon circumscribed about a circle.

Circle Inscribed in a Nonagon

Illustration of a circle inscribed in a regular nonagon. This could also be described as a regular nonagon…

Regular nonagon inscribed in a circle.

Nonagon Inscribed in a Circle

Regular nonagon inscribed in a circle.

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in a regular nonagon. This could also be described as a a regular nonagon circumscribed about an equilateral triangle.

Triangle Inscribed in a Nonagon

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in a regular nonagon. This could also be described…

Illustration of a regular octagon circumscribed about a square. This could also be described as a square inscribed in a regular octagon.

Octagon Circumscribed About a Square

Illustration of a regular octagon circumscribed about a square. This could also be described as a square…

Regular pentagon inscribed in a circle, circumscribed about a circle.

Pentagon Inscribed & Circumscribed in Circles

Regular pentagon inscribed in a circle, circumscribed about a circle.

Illustration of a cyclic pentagon, a pentagon inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a circle circumscribed about a pentagon. In this illustration, the pentagon is not regular (the lengths of the sides are not equal).

Cyclic Pentagon

Illustration of a cyclic pentagon, a pentagon inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a…

Illustration of pentagon inscribed in circle. Or, circle circumscribed about pentagon. Construction lines shown.

Pentagon Inscribed in Circle by Construction

Illustration of pentagon inscribed in circle. Or, circle circumscribed about pentagon. Construction…

Illustration showing a circle inscribed in a regular pentagon. Or, a regular pentagon circumscribed about a circle.

Regular Pentagon With Circle Inscribed

Illustration showing a circle inscribed in a regular pentagon. Or, a regular pentagon circumscribed…

Illustration of a cyclic quadrilateral, a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle. This can also be described as a circle circumscribed about a quadrilateral. In this illustration, the quadrilateral is not regular (the lengths of the sides are not equal).

Cyclic Quadrilateral

Illustration of a cyclic quadrilateral, a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle. This can also be described…

Illustration of a regular heptagon/septagon circumscribed about a circle. This can also be described as a circle inscribed in a regular heptagon/septagon.

Regular Heptagon/Septagon Circumscribed about a Circle

Illustration of a regular heptagon/septagon circumscribed about a circle. This can also be described…

An illustration of a right triangle inscribed in a semicircle.

Right Triangle Inscribed In A Semicircle

An illustration of a right triangle inscribed in a semicircle.

"Divide the square as indicated by the dotted lines, drawing these as full lines in pencil, but do not ink them...The intermediate or section lines must not be drawn with a pencil, but are to be drawn only in ink, the spacing being done by the eye." —Anthony, 1904

Constructing Stars Using Different Shapes

"Divide the square as indicated by the dotted lines, drawing these as full lines in pencil, but do not…

An illustration of a circle inscribed in a square. It can be used to show that the area of a circle is .7854 of the area of a square whose sides are equal to its diameter.

Circle Inscribed In A Square

An illustration of a circle inscribed in a square. It can be used to show that the area of a circle…

Illustration of a square inscribed in a square. The interior square is rotated 45° in relation to the exterior square.

Square Inscribed In A Square

Illustration of a square inscribed in a square. The interior square is rotated 45° in relation to…

Illustration of a square inscribed in a square that is inscribed in another square. Each successive square is rotated 45° in relation to the previous square.

Squares Inscribed In Squares

Illustration of a square inscribed in a square that is inscribed in another square. Each successive…

An illustration showing a circle with radius r inscribed in a triangle with sides a, b, and c.

Circle Inscribed In A Triangle

An illustration showing a circle with radius r inscribed in a triangle with sides a, b, and c.

An illustration showing a circle with sectors D and E inscribed in a triangle with angles, A, B, and C.

Circle Inscribed In A Triangle

An illustration showing a circle with sectors D and E inscribed in a triangle with angles, A, B, and…

Illustration of a regular nonagon inscribed in an equilateral triangle. This could also be described as an equilateral triangle circumscribed about a regular nonagon.

Nonagon Inscribed in a Triangle

Illustration of a regular nonagon inscribed in an equilateral triangle. This could also be described…

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in an equilateral triangle. The smaller triangle is created by joining the midpoints of the sides of the larger triangle. The area of the inscribed triangle is 1/4 the area of the larger triangle.

Equilateral Triangle Inscribed In An Equilateral Triangle

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in an equilateral triangle. The smaller triangle is…

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in an equilateral triangle by joining the midpoints of the sides of the larger triangle. Inside the smaller equilateral triangle another inscribed equilateral triangle is constructed by joining the midpoints of the sides.

Equilateral Triangles Inscribed In Equilateral Triangles

Illustration of an equilateral triangle inscribed in an equilateral triangle by joining the midpoints…