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This is a regular heptagon.

In geometry, a heptagon is a polygon with seven sides and seven angles. In a regular heptagon, in which all sides and all angles are equal, the sides meet at an angle of 5π/7 radians, 128.5714286 degrees. A regular heptagon is not constructible with compass and straightedge and it’s area is given by this: (A=area, a=side length.)

I posted this because I have a question. Does anybody else feel a little weird looking at a regular heptagon, or is it just me?

Does that look better?

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I was looking for this today
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Yes, that does look a lot less weird. It’s strange how odd things can look when they seem off kilter.
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O.O Heptagons are weird. For some reason they make my brain hurt.
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17. gitw said: I definitely do. It’s like it’s trying to stretch and every different angle I look at it I can’t help but think that it can’t be regular, and then to measure it, it is. It’s like a natural optical illusion.
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I definitely do. It’s like it’s trying to stretch and every different angle I look at it I can’t help but think that it...
19. frozeninfate answered: it does feel rather wierd
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I don’t know why but I keep thinking it is a hexagon and then noticing the extra side
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22. denizenoftheuniverse answered: Definitely… it looks so asymmetrical!
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24. afoggydew said: It -feels- like it’s uneven, although it’s not. It seems strange that such a simple shape cannot be constructed with a compass and straightedge.
25. diavalfucker answered: it looks wrong why does it look imperfect
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