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November 23rd, 2014, 03:09 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2014 From: Amherst, MA Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: number theory  Math camp qualifying quiz 2014 Problem 3
3. Let Pn be a regular nsided polygon inscribed in a circle of radius 1. What is the minimum number of circles of radius 1/2 required to cover Pn completely? (Both Pn and the circles in this problem include the boundary as well as the interior.) Note: in order to prove that something is the minimum, you need to prove both that it works and that nothing smaller works. 
November 23rd, 2014, 07:44 PM  #2  
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If you're really gifted, then you need to demonstrate it here. Show some of your attempts here. If you can't even show some of what you know about what you know here, then you're probably not ready to pass that qualifying for that math camp. And you shouldn't go to the math camp. Last edited by Math Message Board tutor; November 23rd, 2014 at 07:47 PM.  

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