A series of straight-line segments that have lengths of one, two, three and so on, up to some finite number of units, with the property that every segment connects at a right angle to the segment that is one unit larger, except the longest segment, which meets the shortest segment at a right angle. The name "golygon" was invented by the recreational mathematician Lee Sallows. Golygons have inspired some interesting puzzles as well as some intriguing research problems.
Related category POLYGONS
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