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Question from Ashwynn, a student:

why does the area of regular polygons with a perimeter of 1000m increase as the number of sides increase?


Our friends at the university of British Columbia in Canada have an excellent web page showing you why this is so. It follows the logic of an ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes, who came up with the first approximation of Pi.

Stephen La Rocque.

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