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Circles Abound (2) (Posted on 2004-10-17) Difficulty: 4 of 5
I've a black circle of radius 5.

I wish to create 5 identical white circles of some lesser radius, which I will place on top of the black circle and completely obscure (cover) the black circle.

What is the smallest radius which I can make the smaller circles and still meet my requirement?

No Solution Yet Submitted by SilverKnight    
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Solution | Comment 9 of 11 |

I believe the solution is

R=2.5/cos(36) or approximately 3.09


  Posted by Steve on 2004-10-19 19:35:34
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