The Honeycomb Conjecture


This article gives a proof of the classical honeycomb conjecture: any partition of the plane into regions of equal area has perimeter at least that of the regular hexagonal honeycomb tiling.

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Received August 30, 1999, and in revised form April 17, 2000. Online publication September 22, 2000.

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Hales, T. The Honeycomb Conjecture. Discrete Comput Geom 25, 1–22 (2001).

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