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  • Writer's pictureSilvia Vangelova

How to fit a rectangle inside a closed curve?

Updated: Nov 12, 2023




It turns out there is an awesome solution from the field of Topology that involves covering the curve with a self-intersecting Möbius strip.


Want to see how this looks in 3D ?


Feel free to play around:





I was greatly inspired by 3Blue1Brown to create this model. Here is the video where he explains why this solution works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmgkSdhK4K8

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