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November 15th, 2010, 11:02 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Feb 2010 Posts: 30 Thanks: 0  Construction with ruler and compass
How to draw a line of which the length equal square of a known number using method of construction with ruler and compass.And what about cubic,the power of four and any?If it is too complex to express,could you give me a link?

November 16th, 2010, 09:09 AM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 406  Re: Construction with ruler and compass Hello, silver! Quote:
I just "invented" a method for the square. I'm sure there are more elegant methods. [color=beige]. . [/color] Code: B A ooo C :   1   :   x   : Code: o E * * * * * * * * * A ooo C :   1   B   x   : [color=beige]. . [/color] Code: o E * * * * D * o * * * * x * * A ooo C :   1   B   x   : [color=beige]. . [/color] Code: o F * * * * D * * o * * * * * * x * * * * A ooo C :   1   B   x   : [color=beige]. . [/color] Code: o F * * * * y D * * oo G * * x * * * x * * * * A ooo C :   1   B   x   : Proof  

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