Tiling shapes to build dodecagon and octagon

Some outside fun: Simon uses a regular hexagon, equilateral triangles and squares to build a regular dodecagon, and right angled isoceles triangles (with sides equal to 1 and the hypotenuse equal to square root of 2), and rectangles (with sides equal to square root of 2 and 1 or square root of 2 plus 2 and square root of 2) to build a regular octagon.

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