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Is Question 1 sufficiently different from Question 2 to warrant posting Question 1?:

  1. "If I am given N congruent circles with radii R, and they are equidistantly spaced upon a sphere, can I figure out if the sphere's covered?"

  2. "What is the minimum radius of N congruent circles that are placed on a sphere equidistant from each other, so that the sphere is covered by circles?"

I intended Question 2 to answer the question of: "How wide a radius of a field do I need 10,000 field emitters to emit, so the total field covers the Earth", but since the latter question can't seem to solve that problem... I've got to change the question... so I turned in on its head, I think...

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  • $\begingroup$ There's a better way to format this... I think... But I don't know it... $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 6 '15 at 15:57
  • $\begingroup$ Most definitely. Please consider providing your question with context. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Aug 6 '15 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin - Well, is that context? Or should I just change my existing question? $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 6 '15 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ Certainly, that should be sufficient. If you include a link to the previous question with this explanation, all should be fine. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Aug 6 '15 at 20:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin - Oh! So your "Most definitely" was in response to the question of sufficient difference, instead of the question of better formatting, which I had assumed... Well, it seems to have worked out... $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 6 '15 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, I see the misunderstanding now :). $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Aug 6 '15 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin - So I shouldn't have posted the question? $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 6 '15 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ As to the end of all unclarity, your new question is fine and asking this question on meta was also fine. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Aug 6 '15 at 20:34

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