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#1 2006-02-27 16:32:16

Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791


You have 8 feet of fencing, and are asked to enclose the largest area within that fence as possible.  What do you do?

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."


#2 2006-02-27 17:11:21

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 25,914

Re: Fence

Ricky, this was posted here long back, here. big_smile

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.


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