Name: christopher denton
Date: Around 1995
What would be a mathematical way/solution to draw a pentagram with the
longest distance between the points on the star being exactly seven (7)
A little geometry shows that the angle at each "point" of the star is 36
degrees. So, using a ruler and a protractor, create a 7-inch horizontal
line and produce the needed 36 degree angles for the remaining 7-inch lines.
Added challenge for the geometry fans out there: Find the exact length of
the side of the "base" pentagon. Approximate length is 5/3 inches.
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