Who cares about topology? (inscribed rectangle problem)

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by Super User, 3 years ago
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An unsolved conjecture and a clever topological solution to a weaker version of the question that shows how the torus and mobius strip naturally arise in mathematical ponderings.

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Proof due to H. Vaughan (1977).

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