There are a few classic problems of ancient mathematics that are easy to state but incredibly difficult to solve. Take for example, the problem of constructing regular polygons and the problem of trisecting an angle by compass and straightedge. It was not until the 18th-19th centuries that mathematicians could finally solve them by employing advanced tools of number theory and algebra. Today, we will look at the regular polygon construction problem.
Regular polygon construction problem. Using compass and straightedge, construct a regular polygon with $n$ sides.