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.

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    $\begingroup$ @AnikBhowmick That is, the points are "as evenly spaced as possible". The phrase is unambiguous: $\max(\min_{x,y} |x-y|)$. $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2018 at 6:20
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    $\begingroup$ Okay... Understandable in mathematical terms. Thanks !! $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2018 at 6:22
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    $\begingroup$ Please, write a more informative title. $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2018 at 6:23
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – mastrok
    Aug 24, 2018 at 7:00
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    $\begingroup$ This site gives you an answer and draws you a picture. engineeringtoolbox.com/… $\endgroup$
    – user121049
    Aug 24, 2018 at 8:07


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