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Q: What is it called when you use a compass and a straightedge to construct a square exactly equal in area to a given circle?
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What is it called when you use a compass and straightedge to construct a square exactily equal in area to a given circle?

Wishful thinking! This has been proved impossible many, many decades ago but some non-coms apparently still try!

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