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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.)

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re(2): Answers | Comment 3 of 5 |
(In reply to re: Answers by Tristan)

Oh, yeah, of course, and a few 8:15:17 triangles.

So for n=6, r=17/16

  Posted by Eric on 2006-06-21 00:11:57

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