The Biggest Smallest Triangle Just Got Smaller

Consider a square with a bunch of points inside. Take three of those points, and you can make a triangle. Four points define four different triangles. Ten points define 120 triangles. The numbers grow quickly from there — 100 points define 161,700 different triangles. Each of those triangles, of course, has a particular area. Hans Heilbronn, a German mathematician who fled his country before World...


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