# Sam Hartburn

sam@samhartburn.co.uk

# Tag: ruler and compass

• ## (Not) Squaring the Circle: Explained – Part 2

For MathsJam 2019 I wrote a poem, (Not) Squaring the Circle, which features the construction of squares with the same area as given polygons. To make the poem work I had to omit some of the details of the constructions, and a few people have asked for more information about how they work. There is…

• ## (Not) Squaring the Circle: Explained – Part 1

For MathsJam 2019 I wrote a poem, (Not) Squaring the Circle, which features the construction of squares with the same area as given polygons. To make the poem work I had to omit some of the details of the constructions, and a few people have asked for more information about how they work. So here…

• ## (Not) Squaring the Circle

So I had this circle, but I wanted a square Don’t ask why, that’s my affair The crucial aspect of this little game Is that the area should stay the same

• ## Ruler Compass Animations

It’s well known that you can’t use a ruler and compass to construct a square with the same area as a given circle. But did you know that you can use a ruler and compass to construct a square with the same area as a given rectangle? Or triangle? Or other polygon?