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Q: How can a circle be a polygon?

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A polygon is a plane area bounded by straight lines. A circle consists of a curved line, not a straight line. Therefore a circle is not a polygon and conversely, no polygon can be a circle.

It means drawing a circle around a polygon in such that each vertex of the polygon is on the circumference of the circle.

A circle is NOT a polygon, because a polygon is composed of straight line segments, and a polygon DOES NOT have rounded sides. BUT! I read this on the internet, that SOMETIMES a circle is considered a polygon with infinite number of sides.

circumscribed means the polygon is drawn around a circle, and inscribed means the polygon is drawn inside the circle. See related links below for polygon circumscribed about a circle and polygon inscribed in a circle.

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A circle is not a polygon.

No, a circle is not a polygon

the circle is inscribed in the polygon

A circumscribed polygon is a polygon all of whose vertices are on the circumference of a circle. The circle is called the circumscribing circle and the radius of the circle is the circumradius of the polygon.

a polygon is a multi-sided shape, therefore a circle is not a polygon.

A polygon is a plane area bounded by straight lines. A circle consists of a curved line, not a straight line. Therefore a circle is not a polygon and conversely, no polygon can be a circle.

A circle with a polygon in it An inscribed polygon is any polygon that can fit within a specific curve or circle.

It means drawing a circle around a polygon in such that each vertex of the polygon is on the circumference of the circle.

A circle is NOT a polygon, because a polygon is composed of straight line segments, and a polygon DOES NOT have rounded sides. BUT! I read this on the internet, that SOMETIMES a circle is considered a polygon with infinite number of sides.

A polygon with any number of sides will fit the 22ft circle. The more sides your polygon has, the less the area between the circle and the polygon..

A regular polygon

the circle is inscribed in the polygon :]

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