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Cutting rectangular cloth for largest circle
Posted:
Jan 10, 1995 6:40 AM


Hello,
I need to solve the following problem. I've got a piece of cloth 116 inches by 45 inches. I want to cut off rectangular pieces and reattach them such that
(a) The resulting piece of cloth contains a circle of as large a diameter as possible, and (b) I have to cut and resew as few pieces as possible.
Is there an easy way to solve this problem?
Joe  ______________________________________________________________________________ Joseph Lavinus Ganley University of Virginia Computer Science Department ganley@virginia.edu 8049822295 http://uvacs.cs.virginia.edu/~jlg8k/ "That is the sort of English up with which I will not put."  W. Churchill



