A path to π

Ramachandran, A. (2019) A path to π. At Right Angles. pp. 31-32. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Consider the following situation. A regular polygon of n sides is placed symmetrically inside another (larger) regular polygon of n sides, i.e., with corresponding sides parallel and with a constant distance between them. We now have a ‘path of uniform width’ running around the inner polygon. Now the following question is asked: By how much does the perimeter of the outer polygon exceed that of the inn

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramachandran, A.
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regular polygon, Nested polygons, Path, Angle, Tan, Pi, Investigation
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2024
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