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?
When the sides are allowed to be non-distinct, there is a solution with radius 7/sqrt(3) = 4.01415...
the hexagon has side lengths 3,5,3,5,3,5, and diagonals of length 7 and 8. Labelling the vertices A-F, the distances are as follows:
working on the distinct sides version. initial results suggest the radius > 500. For a quadrilateral with distinct chord lengths, the smallest radius is 12.8102523...., and for a pentagon the smallest radius is 39.2938971....
Posted by sundberg
on 2004-08-19 01:29:47