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Covering A Circle (Posted on 2005-10-21) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A circle of unit radius is completely covered by three identical squares. What is the smallest size of the squares?

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In what fashion do the three squares completely cover the circle? (All on top of each other?, Such that all three are not allowed to overlap but still hide the circle completely? Centered? Must the solution be symmetric, or can one square cover most while the other 2 cover only a small portion?)
  Posted by jonathan horvat on 2005-10-21 17:41:30
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