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    Shortest possible diatnace to link these four towns

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    Re: Shortest possible diatnace to link these four towns

    The lowest I've been able to get is 652.93 miles and a final answer of 19588 million
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    Re: Shortest possible diatnace to link these four towns

    I get a substantially higher minimum figure. I don't see how you can possibly get an answer that is not a integer number of miles - please explain.
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    Re: Shortest possible diatnace to link these four towns

    I linked the towns in this kind of fashion

    A.`````````````````````B
    \ ____________ /
    /``````````````````` \
    B```````````````````````C
    Ignore the `

    Then I found the minimum if this function :

    4(√(106.5^2+n^2))+(284-2n), 0≤n≤142
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