# Equal areas of a circle gives nice art

By Murray Bourne, 01 May 2008

CTK Insights has an interesting post **Dividing circular area into equal parts** using a pair of compasses and a ruler, complete with proof. [That post is no longer available.]

I applied the process given and divided my circle into 5 equal parts (the semi-circles have centres on the diameter of the large circle, and each semi-circle is a multiple of 1/5 of the large diameter).

Here it is, using squareCircleZ colors: 🙂

See the 2 Comments below.

24 Nov 2008 at 1:51 pm [Comment permalink]

I'm always on the look-out for design activities to use with Year 10 after their exams. I made a simple template for making this design:

http://mathsclass.net/comments/equal-areas-in-a-circle/

Thanks for pointing out this nice design.

24 Nov 2008 at 5:32 pm [Comment permalink]

That's great, Simon. Thanks for sharing.

Ah yes, I remember those "when the exams are over" times...