# Create an Octagon From a Square

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Draw a square, which is used to draw this octagon.

## Step 1: Divide Into Thirds

Divide the lengths into thirds. However, if you want a regular octagon, the lengths must be around the ratio 7:10:7.

## Step 2: Split Into 9 Squares

Draw along the markings to create 9 small squares.

## Step 3: Make an Octagon in the 9 Squares

Draw lines such that the octagon can be seen in the 9 squares.

## Step 4: Erase Forming the Octagon

Erase the unneeded sides such that it forms an octagon.

## 4 Discussions

8 months ago

Rip DRADIS, I don't have access to youtube.

3 years ago

This isn't a regular octagon.

This method is accurate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QosYGggXRVs

4 years ago on Introduction

wrong method

In this procedure all sides of octagon are not equal

you can see !!!!!!

5 years ago on Introduction

cool! Just a thought! The diagonals will be sqrt(2) ~1.4 times larger than the the horizontal and vertical sides.