Cody

Problem 44387. Birthday cake

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

21.62% Correct | 78.38% Incorrect
Last solution submitted on Oct 17, 2019

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