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Topic: help
Replies: 4   Last Post: Jan 27, 1999 1:59 PM

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Helena Verrill

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Re: help
Posted: Jan 27, 1999 1:37 PM
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For people who have not advanced to the point where
they want to use induction (and I'd guess this class
might not be up to that), it might be worth pointing
out that you don't need to find _all_ possible arangements
where n circles all intersect each other twice; and
you don't even need to now how to go from n to n+1;
you just need to find one arrangement, which could have
all the circles the same size, and be as symmetric as
If you're still having trouble doing it, try for 4 circles,
then 5, and even 6. Hopefully that is enough to gain
some understanding of the problem.

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