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Old 06-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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Does anyone know how to draw a five sided shape? I've seen a couple ways but they seem pretty complicated. Thanks all.
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google it, I always seem to find a answer there
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The easiest way is probably to Google it. The second easiest way is to find a five-sided star, then connect the tips. The old fashioned way is with a ruler and a protractor.
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Long live Google, you can find anything there.
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Google or graph paper.
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Originally Posted by Mimmis57 View Post
Does anyone know how to draw a five sided shape? I've seen a couple ways but they seem pretty complicated. Thanks all.

Find yourself a half round plastic compass. Use it to draw a prefect circle. A circle is 360 degrees, so divide that by

5 which will give you a 72 degree arc for each side of a perfect pentagon. Use the degrees marked on your plastic compass to indicate where the lines ought to intersect. (72, then 144, the flip over and do again)

I am assuming you are wanting a perfectly equal pentagon. if you're looking for a pentagon to start a crazy quilt, you don't want perfect, and all you'd need to do is make a figure with 5 sides.
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Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
Find yourself a half round plastic compass. Use it to draw a prefect circle. A circle is 360 degrees, so divide that by

5 which will give you a 72 degree arc for each side of a perfect pentagon. Use the degrees marked on your plastic compass to indicate where the lines ought to intersect. (72, then 144, the flip over and do again)

I am assuming you are wanting a perfectly equal pentagon. if you're looking for a pentagon to start a crazy quilt, you don't want perfect, and all you'd need to do is make a figure with 5 sides.

BTW, not at all as complicated as you'd think. The suggestion to find a 5 point star is good. You can also take the star to a copier and enlarge to the size you need.
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Didn't find a pentagon already done but did find this that may help someone else with other things. And if you already have adobe you don't need to download anything
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html

Found this on youtube.
How to make a pentagon out of a square. It looks easy no measuring.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nKg...eature=related
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There are several methods shown on Wikipedia, with animation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon
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Google it, but when you type in ''coloring book pentagon''. Sites will come up for you to choose from. I often use the words coloring book and also free in the beginning of what I am looking for in the search bar. Good luck.
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