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**Polygon from a known side**

Step 1. Draw a line equal to the length of one side. Step 2. Bisect the line and draw a perpendicular Step 3. From one side of the line draw a 600 line 6 sides Step 4. From the other side of the line draw a 450 line. 4 sides The 450 line will give you the centre for a circle big enough for a square 600 450 The 600 line will give you the centre for a circle big enough for a hexagon (6 sides)

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**Polygon from a known side**

If you bisect the distance between 4 sides and 6 sides you find the centre of a circle for a pentagon (5 sided polygon) Step 5. Use a compass to bisect the distance. Open the compass to more than the distance and mark an arc from point 4. 6 sides 5 sides Step 6. Mark an arc from point 6. 4 sides Step 7. Bisect the distance and mark the centre of the circle for the pentagon.

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**Polygon from a known side**

Having set out the centre of the circle, use the following steps to set out the pentagon. Step 1. Set the compass to the circle radius and draw the circle. Step 2. Set the compass to the length of the side and step it off around the circle. 6 sides 5 sides Step 3. Joins up the marks to form the pentagon. 4 sides

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**Polygon from a known side**

The same principles apply to the hexagon Step 1. Set the compass to the circle radius and draw the circle. Step 2. Set the compass to the length of the side and step it off around the circle. 6 sides 5 sides Step 3. Joins up the marks to form the hexagon. 4 sides

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**Polygon from a known side**

To set the circle centre for other polygons is easy now. Step 1. Set the compass to the distance between 5 & 6. 9 sides Step 2. Mark of the distance from 6 along the perpendicular. 8 sides 7 sides 6 sides 5 sides 4 sides

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**Polygon from a known side**

Now for a heptagon (7 Sides) Step 1. Set the compass to the circle radius and draw the circle. 9 sides Step 2. Set the compass to the length of the side and step it off around the circle. 8 sides 7 sides 6 sides 5 sides 4 sides Step 3. Joins up the marks to form the heptagon.

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From these exercises you will learn: ◦ The name and properties of various polygons ◦ What indexing is, and how it can assist complicated drawings.

From these exercises you will learn: ◦ The name and properties of various polygons ◦ What indexing is, and how it can assist complicated drawings.

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