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Round vs. Square

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#41 cmabb21


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:25 PM

The obvious answer is that manhole covers should be round because manholes are round.

But your answer is more informative.

that was my first thought.."so that they fit" lol
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#42 Jiminy Cricket

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:46 PM

Veracity, the veracity of your statement is suspect:
"There is not a single shape (besides perfectly round) that could not be positioned in a way that would cause it to fall in the hole." , You couldn't be more wrong!

heard of "constant diameter curves" ?
A circle is just one of many such curves:
read This
and This

That said, you are bang on target with your second statement about the ease of rolling


Reuleaux triangle FTW!!!

Thank you! Like Veracity, I also enjoy learning new things.
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