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Eight Points (Posted on 2008-02-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Eight points are placed on the surface of a sphere with a radius of 1. The shortest distance between any two points is greater than 1.2. How can the points be arranged?

Hint: They are not arranged as a cube. The cube would have an edge length of only 2/sqrt(3) = 1.1547.

See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith    
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re(3): Solution | Comment 5 of 28 |
(In reply to re(2): Solution by Dej Mar)

My previous post probably just gives the cube again.
  Posted by Bractals on 2008-02-01 15:40:01

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