# You Can't Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole!

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• Sep 24th 2013, 03:06 PM
SuperMaruKid
You Can't Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole!
Question 1: Which fits better - a round peg in a square hole or a square peg in a round hole? (Thinking)

Question 2: Consider pairing regular polygonal shapes, other than a square, with the round peg and round hole. (Ex: An equilateral triangular peg and hole with a round peg and hole or a regular pentagonal peg and hole with a round peg and hole). Do you always get the same results as in the original question??

Any help is much appreciated! (Rofl)
• Sep 24th 2013, 04:15 PM
Shakarri
Re: You Can't Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole!
1. Find the area of the biggest circle which fits through a square, find the area of the biggest square which fits through a circle. Think about the area of the peg relative to the area of the hole.

2. What happens to the shape of a regular polynomial when the number of sides gets extremely large? How well will it fit through a circular hole?