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# Is it possible to double a cube using a straight edge and compass?

Updated: 12/12/2022

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No. This is known to be impossible. For more information, including a proof, check the Wikipedia article on "doubling the cube".

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### What kind of job requires using a compass or straight edge?

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### Can a 65 degree angle be trisected using only a compass and straightedge?

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### Constructing a cube with double the volume of another cube using only a straightedge and compass was proven possible by advanced algebra.?

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### How do you construct a 35.5 degree angle using a compass?

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### How do you construct a 10 degree angle with a compass?

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