From
Pizza Cut, we know the formula for maximum partitioning (pieces) of the circle, given
n straight lines (cuts).
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 Determine the maximum number of regions of the plane produced by n intersecting circles.
 Determine the maximum number of regions of the plane produced by n intersecting ellipses.
 Determine the maximum number of regions of space produced by n intersecting spheres.
(In reply to
Reason, don't guess by David Shin)
Sorry. Next time I won't try to solve a problem unless it is the "right" way to go about it.
Well, if my improper approach (what would be the solution) yields the correct formula (answer), how should I label that? It's not a Question. Regular, Some Thoughts, and Hints/Tips don't seem right because someone could see that label and think "oh, that's not a solution, so it's 'safe' to look at it without seeing any spoilers" and then they might be disappointed when they see a formula.
But if I label it as a solution, then I am falsely calling my guess a solution. I did put question marks in my subject.
Any suggestions?

Posted by nikki
on 20040914 17:00:42 