The (Un)equal tangents problem

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There are two tangent segments to a strictly convex closed plane curve from every point in its exterior. We discuss the following problem: does there exist a curve such that one can walk around it so that, at all moments, the two tangent segments to the curve have unequal lengths?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-405
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Mathematical Monthly
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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