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September 20th, 2014, 11:28 AM   #11
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Are you trying to say that a triangle has 5 sides, three line segments and one inner side and one outer ? Or a square has 6 ? Inner side and outer side concept is true but not in this case. Here, as posted by others too, a side is defined as : A line that makes a perfectly flat, but two-dimensional shape.
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It's a pity that we have no facepalm smiley.
May I know what are you trying to say ? If I went wrong somwhere, just tell me I'll stop posting on this website to help others and become selfish and only post when I need help.

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May I know what are you trying to say ? If I went wrong somwhere, just tell me I'll stop posting on this website to help others and become selfish and only post when I need help.
I was only implying that you took soroban's post, meant in a humorous way, and interpreted it as if it was in all seriousness. So, no need to stop trying to help. I meant no offense, I just thought you missed soroban's intent entirely.
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I meant no offense, I just thought you missed soroban's intent entirely.
What did I miss ? Was soroban being funny ?
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What did I miss ? Was soroban being funny ?
Yes...read his post again...
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[QUOTE="Ryan"]So a circle has an infinite number of sides of infinitesimal length./QUOTE]

Seems correct, but each "side" with infinitesimal length would have no length at all, and therefore would not be a side. Thus a circle had no sides.
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NO: A is on left side of circle
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It's a pity that we have no facepalm smiley.
It is!

In any case, there is fun mathematics to be had by taking the area of a regular polygon in terms of the number of sides and the 'radius' and using L'Hopital's rule to determine what the area should be as $\displaystyle n \rightarrow \infty$. I started typing it out but I'm at work and it's not my lunch break yet!
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So a circle has an infinite number of sides of infinitesimal length.
Seems correct, but each "side" with infinitesimal length would have no length at all, and therefore would not be a side. Thus a circle had no sides.
That was my point exactly.
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