Archimedes' Approximation of Pi

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A unit circle is displayed. A regular polygon of sides is circumscribed. Another regular polygon of sides is inscribed.

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The area of the red circumscribed polygon is displayed at the top of the diagram. The area of the blue inscribed polygon is displayed at the bottom.

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Contributed by: John Tucker (March 2009)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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