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**mashka4math****Member**- Registered: 2014-02-15
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Recently I've been having a lot of fun making designs using a compass and a straightedge. I wonder if anyone knows what they are called so that I can learn more about them. Thanks!:)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi mashka4math;

Welcome to the forum. I think the first people to do that for arts sake were the Arabs, they call it Islamic design or art.

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**mashka4math****Member**- Registered: 2014-02-15
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Thanks

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

You can also Google for "compass and a straightedge art"

Bet that this one took some time

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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To create some really good math art, you need to program it

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Like a Lissajous:

Or this amazing animation.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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