Tag: equation

Dec

Regular polygon equation

A while ago, a blog reader named BJ (he seems to prefer being called BJ. He? *checks email…* Yeah, he) emailed me with his answer to this question: Is there an equation to describe regular polygons? I’m not clever enough to do much editing and explanation, so I’ll post his email (got his permission and […]

May

Is there an equation to describe regular polygons?

So a blog reader, Michael Gmirkin, sent me an in-depth email about the possibility of the existence of a super equation that can describe any regular polygon. I wasn’t sure. For reference, you might want to check out these 2 blog posts about the equation for a square: question, answer. I was going to just […]

Mar

A square described in any rotational orientation with 1 equation

What started out as an innocent question meant to poke me became an interesting math problem to ponder. You might want to read the original question and the answers presented. The final question was, can a square be described in any rotational orientation (based on the 2D Cartesian plane) with just 1 equation? The answer […]

Feb

Quiz: Can you describe a square with 1 equation?

I was hanging out with my friends, and somehow the topics wandered into something that prompted a mischievous grin from one of the guys. “Eh, I have a maths problem for you.” He could probably blind someone with that playful twinkle in his eye. “Can you describe a square with just 1 equation?” “What?” My […]