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- Jan 21st 2013, 09:09 AMJammixUSING YOUR COMPASS ONLY, construct a point on a number line that equals 1/x
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1/x=?? - Jan 23rd 2013, 04:59 AMtom@ballooncalculusRe: USING YOUR COMPASS ONLY, construct a point on a number line that equals 1/x
Get the intersection of circular arcs with centre 0 radius 1 and centre x radius x. Then with centre at the point of intersection, draw an arc going through 0 and the required point.