Math Photo: A 26-gon

Published by MrHonner on

Thanks to the strong presence of mathematicians and math teachers on social media, I know I’m not the only person who, when sitting around with a box full of compasses, unexpectedly ends up doing things like this.


A circle made of circle-makers!  Or, from another perspective, a regular 26-sided polygon.

26-gon 2

The fact that I created an object that doesn’t even appear to have a name made me feel a little better about this use of time.

1 Comment

David Butler · January 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Cool! According to the wikipedia article, the 26-gon is an icosikaihexagon. (See the section “constructing higher names”.)

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