# Gardening problem - mass planting in a circular area

First of all I am not a mathematician, forgive me if this is a stupid question.

A circular area is given. How to place n plants within the area so that the minimal distance between any of two plants is maximized?

I would truly appreciate some visual answers for cases n up to 50.

• @AnikBhowmick That is, the points are "as evenly spaced as possible". The phrase is unambiguous: $\max(\min_{x,y} |x-y|)$. – Patrick Stevens Aug 24 '18 at 6:20
• Okay... Understandable in mathematical terms. Thanks !! – Anik Bhowmick Aug 24 '18 at 6:22
• Please, write a more informative title. – Taroccoesbrocco Aug 24 '18 at 6:23
• I think the question is equivalent to putting 50 identical small circles inside a big circle and find the largest radius of the small circle. – mastrok Aug 24 '18 at 7:00
• This site gives you an answer and draws you a picture. engineeringtoolbox.com/… – user121049 Aug 24 '18 at 8:07