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30/03/1796 Heptadecagon

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The Amazing Heptadecagon (17-gon) - Numberphile

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Heptadecagon and Fermat Primes (the math bit) - Numberphile

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How to Construct a Regular Heptadecagon (17-gon)

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Euclid's Big Problem - Numberphile

German mathematician Carl Gauss came with a way how to construct heptadecagon, seventeen-sided polygon. From the times of ancient Greece, mathematicians were interested in the construction of polygons using only an idealized ruler and compass a drawing tool, not a navigational instrument. Gauss showed which regular polygons can be constructed. It was a breakthrough.
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    • Essentials 

    • Regular heptadecagon 

    • Symmetry 

    • Related polygons