Step | Example | Description |
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1 | Start with hexagon ABCD. | |
2 | Draw the perpendicular bisector of one of the sides. In this case, the perpendicular bisector of EF is drawn. | |
3 | Draw the perpendicular bisector of one of the other sides of the hexagon which is not opposite the last side used. In this case, the perpendicular bisector of BC is drawn. | |
4 | Label the point at the intersections of BC and EF. This is the circumcenter. | |
5 | Draw a circle with center at G and edge at any of the vertices. This is the circumcircle. | |
Understanding CheckUse the GeoGebra application below to construct the circumscribing circle about the rectangle.
To change the manipulative, first click on the arrow menu button. Then click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure. | ||
Table 2: Circumscribing a circle about a regular polygon. |
# | A | B | C | D |
E | F | G | H | I |
J | K | L | M | N |
O | P | Q | R | S |
T | U | V | W | X |
Y | Z |
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