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Nicomedes Construction for Cube Root

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Phil Todd



Nicomedes Conchoid is a curve generated by a device involving two sliding joints.

It can be used in this construction for two mean proportionals (which is Greek for finding a cube root).

See if you can use it to extract cube roots of rational numbers.

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