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Best Answer bushindo, 12 April 2013 - 02:43 AM

Spoiler for PROOF pt.3

 

 

I believe there is a subtle error here

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#11 BMAD

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:18 PM

There is a proof that i have that show's that it should be possible but what you present is something that i reference in my proof as well.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:17 AM

A proof would be interesting to see.

A post on red hot pawn, where this problem was discussed a few years back, makes this claim:

See: http://www.redhotpaw...70&page=&page=3

I agree with this reasoning for some sufficiently large number of points in the plane. However, I am not sure how this translates to, say, the initial problem of 6 points in the plane. I do not really know the answer yet. The best I have come up with is the same as what Palynka [the pentagon 1.902 answer] proposed, but I do not have a proof that it is the minimum. I do have a proof that, for example, the answer cannot be less than y/x = sqrt(3). But that does not help that much.

He does not post the proof itself, although I believe it.
But note his proof is "cannot be less than" which is different from "can be equal to."
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

Spoiler for However

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

Spoiler for Nice proof

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:43 AM   Best Answer

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:30 AM

I came across this page which seems to contradict my proof. Any ideas where I went wrong?


http://www2.stetson....friedma/maxmin/
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