, Volume 39, Issue 1-3, pp 239-272
Date: 11 Sep 2007

Empty Convex Hexagons in Planar Point Sets

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Abstract

Erdős asked whether every sufficiently large set of points in general position in the plane contains six points that form a convex hexagon without any points from the set in its interior. Such a configuration is called an empty convex hexagon. In this paper, we answer the question in the affirmative. We show that every set that contains the vertex set of a convex 9-gon also contains an empty convex hexagon.