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I'm struggling to draw a set of a certain number of curved lines springing off a point.

The picture below shows more or less what I'm trying to do (except the outer circle):

Bent rays

Is there an obvious way to obtain this in Inkscape?

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I didn't see the Inkscape tag, when I posted my first answer. My first answer was the quick, easy way I would have done it, admittedly not the best. This is the more accurate way that I would create that shape (there may be a better one?). This was done in Illustrator, but I would imagine that the same technique can be applied to Inkscape.

I first created a circle

circle

Then I deleted one of the 4 anchor points, giving me an arc

arc

I then duplicated and rotated the arc, in this case by 72o, to achieve a twisted star of lines

rotating

star

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