On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 07:29:28AM +0100, Roger Burton West wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 12:01:05AM +0100, Chris Benson wrote:
> >Mmmm, so if there are 3 water lilies with circular leaves, what is the
> >largest they can grow on the surface of a sphere without overlap?
> Looks like evenly-spaced around the equator. With only three points,
> they'll _have_ to be coplanar by definition. And, of course, a belt
> of n points around the equator is "even spacing", but doesn't look good...
But that limits the diameter of each to 1/3 the circumference ...
I was sort of thinking that you'd get a larger area by offsetting
mmmm, that doesn't really cut it does it?
I'm going off to cut out some circles and look for a ball ...