I was reading on wikipedia when i stumbled through this article on paper folding which said:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Paper folds can be constructed to solve square roots and cube roots; fourth-degree polynomial equations can also be solved by paper folds. The full scope of paper-folding-constructible algebraic numbers (e.g. whether it encompasses fifth or higher degree polynomial roots) remains unknown.

fascinated, i started looking for what they meant by this; are they really saying you can solve z^5 = 1 just by paper fodling? then again, i couldn't find any resources on this notion. could anyone care to explain? thanks again

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# Paper folding and mathematics?

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