Cone With Regular Polygon Inscribed and Circumscribed About

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Illustration of a pyramid and with a regular polygon inscribed in and circumscribed about a cone. “If a pyramid whose base is a regular polygon is inscribed in or circumscribed about a circular cone, and if the number of sides of the base of the pyramid is indefinitely increased, the volume of the cone is the limit of the volume of the pyramid, and the lateral area of the cone is the limit of the lateral area of the pyramid.”




G.A. Wentworth Plane And Solid Geometry (Boston: Ginn & Company, 1899) 347


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