A clock maker wishes to make a 24 hour clock by inscribing a regular 24-gon in a circle. Determine the measure of a central angle and the measure of a vertex angle of the polygon.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 5:16 pm ad1c9bdddf
This shows how to determine central angle and vertex angle for a given polygon.
Approximation of Pi Using Inscribed Polygons: Archimedes
Archimedes found his approximation to Pi by inscribed polygons.
Start with a circle of radius 1 and a suitable starting polygon and solve for an inscribed polygon of 96 sides.
Next, start with a unit circle and appropriate inscribed regular polygon to approximate Pi using a regular inscribed n-gon with 4096 sides.View Full Posting Details