[buug] Ian' circle packing interview question

Karen Hogoboom khogoboom at gmail.com
Sat May 28 14:57:30 PDT 2011

I don't know mathematics.  I was female and from a poor family.  I got a
very bad mathematics education.  All I know is a few computer languages and
logic.  What is the practical application of using my time to try to figure
out the answer to this question?

> the objective that, as you and your opponent alternate in putting
> coins down, you will place the *last* coin and your opponent
> will not be able to place a coin anywhere else.
> Here's a link to a related page that someone in my lab just
> sent out, with the instructions: "If you think you're having a
> bad day, just google 'circles in circles', and you'll feel a lot
> better about yourself."
> http://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/cirincir/
> http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CirclePacking.html
> enjoy,
> --
> Paul Ivanov
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Karen Lee Hogoboom
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