> I've been trying to fit a arc inside a rectangle. The circle can
> start at any angle, sweep in any direction, and cover any arc
> (including a full 360), and the rectangle can be any size.
your problem: what it means when you say "to fit". What distinguishes
a well fitting solution from a bad one, to you? What is the actual
input, and what do you get to vary, to make a good fit?
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