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ERIC Number: EJ900035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
An Iterative Angle Trisection
Muench, Donald L.
College Mathematics Journal, v38 n2 p82-84 Mar 2007
The problem of angle trisection continues to fascinate people even though it has long been known that it can't be done with straightedge and compass alone. However, for practical purposes, a good iterative procedure can get you as close as you want. In this note, we present such a procedure. Using only straightedge and compass, our procedure produces a sequence of angles that converge rapidly to a trisector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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