# POJ 2069 Super Star

## Description:

During a voyage of the starship Hakodate-maru (see Problem 1406), researchers found strange synchronized movements of stars. Having heard these observations, Dr. Extreme proposed a theory of “super stars”. Do not take this term as a description of actors or singers. It is a revolutionary theory in astronomy.
According to this theory, starts we are observing are not independent objects, but only small portions of larger objects called super stars. A super star is filled with invisible (or transparent) material, and only a number of points inside or on its surface shine. These points are observed as stars by us.

In order to verify this theory, Dr. Extreme wants to build motion equations of super stars and to compare the solutions of these equations with observed movements of stars. As the first step, he assumes that a super star is sphere-shaped, and has the smallest possible radius such that the sphere contains all given stars in or on it. This assumption makes it possible to estimate the volume of a super star, and thus its mass (the density of the invisible material is known).

You are asked to help Dr. Extreme by writing a program which, given the locations of a number of stars, finds the smallest sphere containing all of them in or on it. In this computation, you should ignore the sizes of stars. In other words, a star should be regarded as a point. You may assume the universe is a Euclidean space.

# POJ 3335 Rotating Scoreboard

## Description:

This year, ACM/ICPC World finals will be held in a hall in form of a simple polygon. The coaches and spectators are seated along the edges of the polygon. We want to place a rotating scoreboard somewhere in the hall such that a spectator sitting anywhere on the boundary of the hall can view the scoreboard (i.e., his line of sight is not blocked by a wall). Note that if the line of sight of a spectator is tangent to the polygon boundary (either in a vertex or in an edge), he can still view the scoreboard. You may view spectator’s seats as points along the boundary of the simple polygon, and consider the scoreboard as a point as well. Your program is given the corners of the hall (the vertices of the polygon), and must check if there is a location for the scoreboard (a point inside the polygon) such that the scoreboard can be viewed from any point on the edges of the polygon.

# POJ 3449 Geometric Shapes

## Description:

While creating a customer logo, ACM uses graphical utilities to draw a picture that can later be cut into special fluorescent materials. To ensure proper processing, the shapes in the picture cannot intersect. However, some logos contain such intersecting shapes. It is necessary to detect them and decide how to change the picture.

Given a set of geometric shapes, you are to determine all of their intersections. Only outlines are considered, if a shape is completely inside another one, it is not counted as an intersection.

# POJ 2826 An Easy Problem?!

## Description:

It’s raining outside. Farmer Johnson’s bull Ben wants some rain to water his flowers. Ben nails two wooden boards on the wall of his barn. Shown in the pictures below, the two boards on the wall just look like two segments on the plane, as they have the same width.

Your mission is to calculate how much rain these two boards can collect.

# POJ 1696 Space Ant

## Description:

The most exciting space discovery occurred at the end of the 20th century. In 1999, scientists traced down an ant-like creature in the planet Y1999 and called it M11. It has only one eye on the left side of its head and just three feet all on the right side of its body and suffers from three walking limitations:

1. It can not turn right due to its special body structure.
2. It leaves a red path while walking.
3. It hates to pass over a previously red colored path, and never does that.

The pictures transmitted by the Discovery space ship depicts that plants in the Y1999 grow in special points on the planet. Analysis of several thousands of the pictures have resulted in discovering a magic coordinate system governing the grow points of the plants. In this coordinate system with x and y axes, no two plants share the same x or y.

An M11 needs to eat exactly one plant in each day to stay alive. When it eats one plant, it remains there for the rest of the day with no move. Next day, it looks for another plant to go there and eat it. If it can not reach any other plant it dies by the end of the day. Notice that it can reach a plant in any distance.

The problem is to find a path for an M11 to let it live longest.

Input is a set of (x, y) coordinates of plants. Suppose A with the coordinates (xA, yA) is the plant with the least y-coordinate. M11 starts from point (0,yA) heading towards plant A. Notice that the solution path should not cross itself and all of the turns should be counter-clockwise. Also note that the solution may visit more than two plants located on a same straight line.

# POJ 1410 Intersection

## Description:

You are to write a program that has to decide whether a given line segment intersects a given rectangle.

An example:
line: start point: (4,9)
end point: (11,2)
rectangle: left-top: (1,5)
right-bottom: (7,1)

Figure 1: Line segment does not intersect rectangle

The line is said to intersect the rectangle if the line and the rectangle have at least one point in common. The rectangle consists of four straight lines and the area in between. Although all input values are integer numbers, valid intersection points do not have to lay on the integer grid.

# POJ 1556 The Doors

## Description:

You are to find the length of the shortest path through a chamber containing obstructing walls. The chamber will always have sides at x = 0, x = 10, y = 0, and y = 10. The initial and final points of the path are always (0, 5) and (10, 5). There will also be from 0 to 18 vertical walls inside the chamber, each with two doorways. The figure below illustrates such a chamber and also shows the path of minimal length.

# POJ 1269 Intersecting Lines

## Description:

We all know that a pair of distinct points on a plane defines a line and that a pair of lines on a plane will intersect in one of three ways: 1) no intersection because they are parallel, 2) intersect in a line because they are on top of one another (i.e. they are the same line), 3) intersect in a point. In this problem you will use your algebraic knowledge to create a program that determines how and where two lines intersect.
Your program will repeatedly read in four points that define two lines in the x-y plane and determine how and where the lines intersect. All numbers required by this problem will be reasonable, say between -1000 and 1000.

# POJ 3304 Segments

## Description:

Given n segments in the two dimensional space, write a program, which determines if there exists a line such that after projecting these segments on it, all projected segments have at least one point in common.