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The Honeycomb Conjecture

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Author:Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
Description: Mathematician Thomas C. Hales of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has formulated a proof of the so-called honeycomb conjecture, which holds that a hexagonal grid represents the best way to divide a surface into regions of equal area with the least total perimeter. Hales announced the feat last month and posted his proof on the Internet at http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~hales/.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Triangles and Other Polygons

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