Special Methods of Drawing Regular Polygons:
Special Methods of Drawing Some Regular Polygons, Given the Length of any Number of Sides
Regular polygons can be constructed via the given method:
Draw a line AB equal to the specified length of a side. On AB as the diameter, sketch a semi-circle. Along with either A or B like center and AB like radius, describe an arc on the similar side like the semi-circle. Draw a perpendicular bisector of AB cutting the semicircle at point 4 and the arc at point 6. Bisect the length 4-6 at point 5. A square of a side equivalent to AB can be inscribed in the circle drawn along with center 4 and Radius A4. A common hexagon of a side equivalent to AB can be inscribed in the circle drawn along with center 6 and radius A6. A common pentagon of a side equivalent to AB can be inscribed in the circle drawn along with center 5 and radius A5. To acquire point 7, 8, 9, etc, step off a division 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, equivalent to the division 4-5 or 5-6. Common polygons of any number of sides can be drawn with this method. In diagram displays a square, a common pentagon, a common hexagon and a common octagon, all constructed on AB like a common side.