I placed six points on the circumference of a circle such that the distance between any two of the points is an integer. What is the smallest such circle I could use?
What if each distance must be unique?
The following short and pithy, almost haiku-like Visual Basic program ran (with the obvious modifications: starting from radius = 0 and not requiring unique distances) to produce that "First Part" solution. Perhaps the program has bugs -- it wouldn't be the first time. It is currently up to radius=36.87 without finding an answer to the second part. I sure hope that answer isn't in the thousands.
[Program listing revised in subsequent post].
Edited on August 17, 2004, 1:02 pm
Posted by Penny
on 2004-08-16 09:02:10