Problem 44387. Birthday cake

Created by Matthew Eicholtz in Community

It's Cody's 5th birthday, and you've been tasked with putting the candles on the cake. Your goal is to maximize the distance between the 5 required candles.

Given a rectangular cake with specified length and width, return the highest possible minimum distance between any two candles.

Important notes

  • You may assume that a candle can be placed directly on the edge of the cake (even though that would be physically challenging!).
  • Required tolerance: <0.01

Solution Stats

23.08% Correct | 76.92% Incorrect
Last solution submitted on Jul 09, 2019

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