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Cover the Circumference (Posted on 2010-05-25) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Start with a unit circle and draw four line segments each of length L. The first line is a chord: it begins and ends on the circle. Subsequent lines start from the midpoint of the previous line and end on the circle. If the fourth line ends where the first line begins, what is L?

Note that this sketch is an approximation.

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"The Framework" | Comment 2 of 4 |
Charlie has offered an approximation.  Larry has one too, but ...

If AJ > (AB=HC=ID) is there not some mathematical and logically rational means to determine the state when AJ = AB?  And I don't mean a computer simulation.

  Posted by brianjn on 2010-05-26 10:23:41
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