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Two ellipses (Posted on 2011-01-19) Difficulty: 4 of 5
This is in continuation of Two circles.

In a 8.5x11 sheet of paper I drew two non-overlapping ellipses of equal area, with major axis of each equalling twice the minor axis - both completely inside the paper, of course.

What's the largest portion of the paper I could cover with these ellipses?

What would be the answer if I drew THREE equal ellipses?

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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Mental SketchesBrian Smith2016-12-18 14:06:43
3 ellipses is as bad as I thought.Jer2011-01-20 16:52:19
Possible solution with two ellipses.Jer2011-01-19 13:10:54
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