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Covering a circle (extended mix) (Posted on 2006-06-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
In "Covering a circle" you were to cover a unit circle with 3 squares as small as possible.

I would like instead to cover a circle of maximum radius with n non-overlapping unit squares.

The n=3 problem is solved. Try 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. (Feel free to keep going. I've done up to 36, but that's a bit excessive.)

No Solution Yet Submitted by Jer    
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re: Answers | Comment 2 of 5 |
(In reply to Answers by Eric)

With n=6, try this orientation.

   ___
| |
_|___|_
| | |___
|___|___| |
| | |___|
|___|___|

I think you should be able to get something slightly larger than r=1.


  Posted by Tristan on 2006-06-20 18:32:29
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