# Talk

## Gah. Can you email cbeebies? Blooming Chris and his 'Less than four sides'

(11 Posts)
Pushpinia Fri 26-Sep-08 06:31:16

Anyway that left him with a triangle and a circle. And it was the circle fgs.

Can a circle be described as having 'less than four sides'?

<<is consumed by terrible anguish>

GordonTheGopher Fri 26-Sep-08 07:16:26

I was told that it had an infinite number.

<<joins pushpinia in more anguish>>

Spatz Fri 26-Sep-08 07:23:17

It should be fewer!

Pushpinia Fri 26-Sep-08 07:44:09

Yes I know Spatz, that was my initial problem with it. Then the sides thing just upset me even more

<wrings hands>

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 26-Sep-08 08:15:44

A circle does have fewer than 4 sides - an inside and an outside. Can't see your problem with this tbh.

Pushpinia Fri 26-Sep-08 08:23:59

Hang on, this is Pedants' Corner you know...are you a fully paid up member?

I thought you were allowed to have a problem with anything in this section!!

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 26-Sep-08 09:06:55

memoo Fri 26-Sep-08 18:25:46

A circle has one side, that is what we teach in school. The term side is used to describe the edges so a square has 4 sides with 4 corners, a circle has 1 side with no corners

Simplysally Fri 26-Sep-08 18:58:02

Surely a triangle has fewer than 4 sides as well?

Pushpinia Fri 26-Sep-08 19:19:50

Yes I agree. i think so anyway

Pushpinia Fri 26-Sep-08 19:20:38

Unless you count the inside as well - that would make six then.

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