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Albrecht Dürer's Pentagon of 1525
This Demonstration shows a pentagon constructed using a straight edge and compass given the length
of one side. The construction uses five circles, each with radius
. All five sides are equal but the pentagon is not regular.
Contributed by:
Ralph Leon
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For more information, see A. Dürer,
Approximate Construction of Regular Pentagon
, cut-the-knot.org.
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Albrecht Dürer's Pentagon of 1525
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Ralph Leon
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