# 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