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Zbl.No:  324.05018
Autor:  Erdös, Paul; Graham, Ronald L.
Title:  On packing squares with equal squares. (In English)
Source:  J. Comb. Theory, Ser. A 19, 119-123 (1975).
Review:  Let \alpha be a positive real number. Let N(\alpha) denote the maximum number of nonoverlapping open unit squares that can be packed into a square of side \alpha. By a clever construction it is shown that \alpha 2-N(\alpha) = 0(\alpha 7/11). The authors raise a number of related questions.
Reviewer:  W.H.Mills
Classif.:  * 05B40 Packing and covering (combinatorics)
                   52C17 Packing and covering in n dimensions (discrete geometry)

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