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A233699 Ideal rectangle side length for packing squares with side 1/n. 0
7, 7, 3, 9, 2, 0, 8, 8, 0, 2, 1, 7, 8, 7, 1, 7, 2, 3, 7, 6, 6, 8, 9, 8, 1, 9, 9, 9, 7, 5, 2, 3, 0, 2, 2, 7, 0, 6, 2, 7, 3, 9, 8, 8, 1, 4, 4, 8, 1, 5, 8, 1, 2, 5, 2, 8, 2, 6, 6, 9, 8, 7, 5, 2, 4, 4, 0, 0, 8, 9, 6, 4, 4, 8, 3, 8, 4, 1, 0, 4, 8, 6 (list; constant; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,1

COMMENTS

With one side s_1 = 1/2+1/3 = 5/6, and with area A = s_1*s_2 = sum(n=2,infinity, 1/n^2) = Pi^2/6 - 1 = A013661 - 1, the second side, s_2, can be solved.

The current packing record holder is Marc Paulhus, who developed a packing algorithm (see Link).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..81.

M. M. Paulhus, An Algorithm for Packing Squares, Journal of Combinatorial Theory,1998, A,82(2), pages 147-157.

Pegg Jr, Ed., Wolfram Demonstrations Project, Packing Squares with Side 1/n

Wikipedia, Packing Squares with Side 1/n

FORMULA

Equals (Pi^2-6)/5 = A164102/10 - 6/5.

EXAMPLE

0.77392088021787172376689819997523022706273988144815812528266987524400896448...

PROG

(PARI) (Pi^2-6)/5;

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A063736 A212299 A193751 * A220052 A153204 A199508

Adjacent sequences:  A233696 A233697 A233698 * A233700 A233701 A233702

KEYWORD

nonn,cons

AUTHOR

John W. Nicholson, Dec 15 2013

STATUS

approved

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