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One of two million questions of my 12-year old son is, how to part a circle (Kreis) in 3 parts using parallel lines. I am a Swiss mom without an understanding either in geometry nor English. Could you please help me?


Your question does not require that the three parts be equal. It also does not require that the three parts be "pie-shaped". Consider an arrangement with a center piece and two side pieces. This could be achieved with two parallel lines.

Dr. Ken Mellendorf
Physics Instructor
Illinois Central College

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