# Inscribed and Circumscribed Regular Polygons

- Author:
- Corazon Bautista

- Topic:
- Polygons

Every triangle can be inscribed in some circle or we can say that every circle has an inscribed triangle. This circle is called

*circumcircle*or*circumscribed circle*. Every triangle has an inscribed circle, called the*inscribed circle*or*incircle*. Not all polygons can be inscribed or circumscribed about a circle. However, every regular polygon with 3 or more sides has an inscribed circle, called its*incircle*, and every regular polygon with 3 or more sides can be inscribed in some circle, called its*circumcircle*. Drag the slider on the applet to verify this particular property of inscribed or circumscribed regular polygon. Can you construct an inscribed or circumscribed circle of any regular polygon?