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?
If all 15 distances among the 6 points on the circle have to be distinct, my program couldn't find any solution even for a circle of radius = 500. There might be a deep mathematical reason why six points can't have distinct distances. It would take a good mathematician to prove or disprove this.
(Over the door of Plato's Academy was the sign "Let no one ignorant of Geometry enter here.")

Posted by Penny
on 20040817 06:19:22 