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#1 2011-10-02 12:25:38

MathsIsFun
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Unit squares packed inside the smallest known square


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#2 2011-10-02 16:56:03

bobbym
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Re: Unit squares packed inside the smallest known square

Hi MathsIsFun;

Thanks for providing that! There is a link to his paper at the bottom. Also, it will eventually take you to the Electronic journal of combinatorics.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2011-10-04 09:46:13

John E. Franklin
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Re: Unit squares packed inside the smallest known square

When I worked in produce, the oranges came 72 or 113 in a box.
I used to sift thru IEEE journals from the 1920's to the present on logic circuits, talking about combinatorics.
Once I ran into a neat algorithm using XOR gates that I could not comprehend though.


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