The unconstructible regular seven-sided Polygon, illustrated above, has Schläfli Symbol .

Although the regular heptagon is not a Constructible Polygon, Dixon (1991) gives several close approximations. While the
Angle subtended by a side is
, Dixon gives constructions containing angles of
,
, and
.

Madachy (1979) illustrates how to construct a heptagon by folding and knotting a strip of paper.

**References**

Courant, R. and Robbins, H. ``The Regular Heptagon.'' §3.3.4 in
*What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, 2nd ed.*
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, pp. 138-139, 1996.

Dixon, R. *Mathographics.* New York: Dover, pp. 35-40, 1991.

Madachy, J. S. *Madachy's Mathematical Recreations.* New York: Dover, pp. 59-61, 1979.

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