Circumscribing Polygons

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If you circumscribe a triangle about the unit circle, then a circle about that triangle, then a square about that circle, and so on, you get an infinitely nested collection of circumscribed polygons, up to 20 of which can be shown. The limiting radius is of some mathematical interest and can be expressed using a variety of interesting infinite product formulas.

Contributed by: Chris Boucher (July 2007)
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