In triangle ABC with:
BC = 1;
angle B=45 degrees;
D is on AB such that DC =1;
E and H are on segment AC and EH = 1;
F is on segment AD such that EF=.5;
G is on segment CD;
EFGH is a rectangle.
Find angle A
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It appears to take 48 squares to have each touching exactly 4 others at one point.
I wondered why less than 48 could not be arranged this way. The solution to this problem (the radial angle is what this problem finds the upper limit of)

Posted by Jer
on 20060119 07:39:25 