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.)
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With n=6, try this orientation.
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I think you should be able to get something slightly larger than r=1.
Posted by Tristan
on 2006-06-20 18:32:29