
Rugby Problem
Posted:
Oct 18, 1993 11:14 AM


Here's a problem I picked up at a recent conference:
In rugby, there are two goal posts, G1 and G2.
L     G1 G2     P    
There's a kicker at point P, somewhere on line L, which is perpendicular to the line through G1 and G2. Where should P be to maximize the angle G1PG2 (in other words, the best scoring position)?  Al Cuoco Education Development Center, Inc. alc@media.mit.edu

