Sunday, March 26, 2017

New Twist on Sofa Problem that Stumped Mathematicians and Furniture Movers

The Moving Sofa problem asks, what is the largest shape that can move around a right-angled turn? UC Davis mathematician Dan Romik has extended this problem to a hallway with two turns, and shows that a 'bikini top' shaped sofa is the largest so far found that can move down such a hallway.

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