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Re: Non-linear full-2d writing (again)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, January 29, 2006, 7:23
On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 02:07:41 -0500, Jefferson Wilson
<jeffwilson63@...> wrote:

> Draw a circle. What is the maximum number of circles that can be drawn > touching that circle, or allowed to overlap to the same degree while > being distinguishable. The answer is six. The same holds true for all > regular shapes, no matter how intricate. Irregular shapes don't matter, > because degree to which their connectivity is measured must be defined, > and thus cannot be arbitrary. (This only applies to two-dimensional > connectivity. The situation is different in three dimensions.)
I plan to test this by drawing a square regularly intersected by seven equally-sized squares, but the hour is late, and my bed is calling quite insistently. I will approach the problem in the morning, but doubtless you will reveal some obvious rule which I have violated. Paul