Approximation of convex bodies by triangles

Author:
Marek Lassak

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **115** (1992), 207-210

MSC:
Primary 52A10; Secondary 52A27

MathSciNet review:
1057956

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Abstract: We show that for every plane convex body there exist a triangle and its image under a homothety with ratio such that . We prove the conjecture of Grünbaum that if is centrally symmetric, then can be chosen so that their centroids coincide with the center of .

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1992-1057956-1

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