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    Geometrical contractions.

    Give geometrical contractions for:

    \sqrt{2}, \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}, \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Also sprach Zarathustra View Post
    Give geometrical contractions for:

    \sqrt{2}, \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}, \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}}
    Constructions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drexel28 View Post
    Constructions?

    Maybe a triangle with side lengths of the above sequence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Also sprach Zarathustra View Post
    Give geometrical contractions for:

    \sqrt{2}, \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}, \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}}
    The only contractions I understand are when women get pregnant.

    Do you mean a construction which is spiraling inwards (as opposed to outwards)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drexel28 View Post
    Constructions?
    You all need to try to construct with help of Compass (drafting) and Ruler these expression separately!(First do the easy one... sqrt{2} you need for that a straight angel and a triangle with sides length of unit.)
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