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Old 2007-03-23, 20:39   #24
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Originally Posted by Wacky View Post
I suspect that "The feet of the table are coplanar" is sufficient, but not necessary, to serve as the other assumption.
Actually, I will now retract this as being "sufficient". The area between the feet also has to be sufficiently concave to preclude any points other than the feet from touching the floor.

But I suspect that that is an assumption that David failed to consider necessary.

Although he didn't state it, I think that he expects the "four legged table" to be of a conventional configuration which includes a reasonable degree of symmetry and "feet" that extend sufficiently below their supports to provide the necessary concavity.

Isn't it "a bitch" to describe the problem without ANY loopholes for the lawyers and mathematicians? :)

(Note to xilman: REAL WORLD is implied.)

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