# Decomposing a Random Newton Polygon

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Consider a Newton polygon for a set of points in the plane with convex hull . The construction of the polygon is slightly different from the traditional one as follows (which is why some use the term Newton polytope).

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Contributed by: Kevin Choi (August 2016)

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[1] S. Gao and A. G. B. Lauder, "Decomposition of Polytopes and Polynomials," *Discrete and Computational Geometry*, 26(1), 2001 pp. 89–104. doi:10.1007/s00454-001-0024-0.

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