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Morbus Cyclometricus

The flu

The answer depends on the relationship between the square and the circle. For example, is the circle inscribed in the square or the square in the circle or something else?

-- I give you a circle, a compass, a straight edge, and a pencil. -- Your job: Construct a square that has the same area as the circle I gave you. In 1882, it was mathematically proven to be impossible.

It depends on the diameter of the circle and the width of the square, if they are the same then the answer is no. If you draw yourself a square then inscribe a circle with a radius of half the length of a side of the square, the circle will fit inside the square but the corners of the square will be outside the circle. Thus by inspection the area of the square is larger than the area of the circle.

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Some people became mentally deranged when trying to "square the circle". What was this illness named?

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Morbus Cyclometricus

the illness was called Marbus Cyclometricus

Morbus Cyclometricus

Morbus Cyclometricus

The flu

they were trying to construct a square that perfectly circumscribes (surrounds) a given circle.

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The answer depends on the relationship between the square and the circle. For example, is the circle inscribed in the square or the square in the circle or something else?

-- I give you a circle, a compass, a straight edge, and a pencil. -- Your job: Construct a square that has the same area as the circle I gave you. In 1882, it was mathematically proven to be impossible.

This pattern is a sequence of shapes -- circle, square, circle, square, circle