To inscribe a polygonMathworldPlanetmathPlanetmath (such as a triangle, square, pentagonMathworldPlanetmath, etc.) or circle is to enclose it in another polygon or circle so that the vertices of the polygon are on the circumferenceMathworldPlanetmath of the circle or sides of the outer polygon, or so that the circumference of the inner circle touches the sides of the enclosing polygon. In the specific case of a polygon inside of a circle, this is called to circumscribe.

Now, a couple of examples: First, a circle inscribed in a pentagon.

Next, another example of a pentagon, but inscribed with a triangle this time.

Title inscribe
Canonical name Inscribe
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:24:35
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:24:35
Owner PrimeFan (13766)
Last modified by PrimeFan (13766)
Numerical id 5
Author PrimeFan (13766)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 51D20
Synonym inscribed
Synonym inscription
Related topic RegularPolygonAndCircles
Related topic Circumscribe