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Archimedes' Approximation of Pi
A unit circle is displayed. A regular polygon of
sides is circumscribed. Another regular polygon of
sides is inscribed.
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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John Tucker
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Published: March 5, 2009
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