# final solution

#### msbiljanica

Solution trisecting (n-sections) and n-proper construction of the polygon using divider and straightedge.

The ball shall be awarded in two equal parts, obtained half contains two areas, the circle (represents a planar geometry) and a semi-sphere (represents spherical geometry), the circle is the boundary between the circuit and semi-sphere
View photo (below)
CIRCLE
within a given arbitrary angle BAC,straightedge (straightedge is flexible, it can draw on a sphere)
straight line the BA to extend the circle to give the point D
SPHERE
straightedge connect points B and D, you get the curve BD
straightedge and divider - a procedure divisions curve into two equal parts is the same as the process of division shall exceed the level in two equal parts, we get the point E
straightedge - connect points C and E and get the curve CE
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Proportion longer exists in plane geometry, I found that the process can be applied to the sphere
choose point G
divider EC, from point G we get a point Hdivider EC, from point H we get a point I
divider EC, from point E twe get a point Jdivider EC, from point J get the point K
divider EC, from point K get the point L
straightedge point L and point I and connect, we get curve LI
EG divider, from the point L we get a point P
EG divider, from the point P and get the point Ostraightedge join the dots E and P and proceed to the circle, we get the point Q
straightedge merge points E and O and proceed to the circle, we get the point R
CIRCLE
straightedge connect point A and point Q, we get straight line AQ
straightedge connect point A and point R, we get straight line AR
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these have carried out the production of a given trisection angle, is obtained from the rest of the (n-section, a regular n-polygon) ...

Now proclaim everywhere that I decided 2- millennium math problems

#### DenisB

Easier to agree than read/understand all that #### HallsofIvy

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The moment you said "the straightedge is flexible" you were no longer doing the classical "trisect a general angle using only a straightedge and compasses". The straightedge cannot be flexible.

#### msbiljanica

The moment you said "the straightedge is flexible" you were no longer doing the classical "trisect a general angle using only a straightedge and compasses". The straightedge cannot be flexible.
in terms of writing to be used unmarked straightedge (straightedge for no additional conditions) and divider, I complied with the conditions and find a solution to the semi-sphere, so why should I get recognition for these two solutions (I think it's clear from this how construct a regular polygon, that does not explain the procedure)

#### topsquark

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in terms of writing to be used unmarked straightedge (straightedge for no additional conditions) and divider, I complied with the conditions and find a solution to the semi-sphere, so why should I get recognition for these two solutions (I think it's clear from this how construct a regular polygon, that does not explain the procedure)
You are missing the point. There are certain rules to be followed and your method, which I will assume works, does not follow them. There have been many techniques proposed to trisect angles and none of them have done it using "traditional" Euclidean geometry methods. But they did find a way to trisect the angle.

-Dan

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#### zzephod

Now proclaim everywhere that I decided 2- millennium math problems
You did not decide a 2-Millennium maths problem, the trisection of an arbitrary angle with straight edge and compass has been proven to be impossible under the rules that apply to the problem. Your use of a "straight edge" that can draw parts of great circles on a sphere is not allowed for the trisection of the angle. Methods of trisecting arbitrary angles using other means and instruments than straight edge and compass are almost as old as the problem itself.

It is considered bad manners and gauche to proclaim a proof of a theorem/result that you evidently have not done any but the most superficial background reading/research on. The first two search results of "angle trisection" would have warned you that you probably did/do not understand what you think you are doing..

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#### msbiljanica

FIRST PART
AB divider, circuit 1 (c pictured), AG (Analytical Geometry) $$\displaystyle x^2+y^2=d$$
Ruler, the line referred to in Section A and B ( $$\displaystyle a$$ pictured) , AG $$\displaystyle y=0$$ provided the point D (intersection circle 1 and line $$\displaystyle a$$)
Divider AB from point D cuts the line $$\displaystyle a$$ and afforded the point E
Bisection angle DAB, a point C
Ruler, the line referred to in Section B and C (b pictured), AG $$\displaystyle -x-y=-\sqrt{d}$$ #### johnsomeone

Here's a thought:

The rules of the geometric-construction game involve a theoretically ideal/perfect straight-edge and compass, and take place on a plane.

OK. Fine. You STILL might be able to trisect the angle - in the spirit of msbiljanica's attempt here - while still abiding by those restrictions. How?

Because when we say ideal & perfect for a straight edge and plane and circle and so forth, we assume that puts us in the realm of the mathematically "flat" $$\displaystyle \mathbb{R}^2$$.

But when one refers to a theoretically ideal & perfect straight-edge/compass/plane, that could be fairly interpreted to mean a theoretically ideal & perfect as determined by the rules within our actual universe.

And by General Relativity, theoretically and ideally straight lines are anything but "straight" in certain regions of space!

So perhaps it IS possible to trisect the angle, using a theoretically ideal & perfect straight-edge/compass/plane... so long as the construction is done near a black hole or something.

Heh.

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#### HallsofIvy

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I have no idea what you are saying here or what you are posting it for. What does this circle and line have to do with you previous posts?

You say "Divider AB from point D cuts the line a and afforded the point E". AB is the line segment from A(0, 0) to B(1, 0). D is the point (-2, 0). What does "divider AB from point D" mean? I don't see any point "G" on your picture so I don't know what "AG" means.

What is this a "solution" to??

(By the way, the "millennium problems" were a list of open mathematics problems posted at the beginning of the second millennium. Neither of the problems you mention was one of them.

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