The Problem of Malfatti: Two Centuries of Debate

Andreatta, Marco; Bezdek, András; Boroński, Jan
March 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p72
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the problem raised by Gianfrancesco Malfatti, an Italian mathematician, in 1983 also known as "Malfatti's Problem." According to the author, the problem was how to pack three non-overlaping circles having a maximum total area in a triangle. The authors provide their own analysis on the problem along with theorems, mathematical proofs and conjectures.


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