[r-t] 41 Surprise Minor quarter

Alexander Holroyd holroyd at math.ubc.ca
Tue Mar 22 15:58:09 UTC 2005

It seems that this is the answer to a different question (the shortest 
multi-extent block).  A quarter peal is usually allowed to have some rows 
once and others twice, which gives considerably more flexibility.  I'm no 
expert, but I should think one could fit more than 23m into a quarter...


On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Ben Willetts wrote:

> Peter King:
>> I'm sure if I looked on various websites I could find this.
> Yes, you could, quite easily.
>> Is it possible to fit the 41 minor into a 1/4?
> I think I am correct in saying that the shortest length so far for all 41 is
> a 3600 -- five extents -- by John Warboys, so it depends how far your
> definition of a "quarter" stretches!
> I think the most so far got into a 1440 is the 23 Carlisle- and
> Cambridge-above methods, which seem to splice together much more easily than
> the London- and Norwich-above ones (why is this?).
> Ben
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