Bounding a global red-blue proportion using local conditions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract: We study the following local-to-global phenomenon: Let $ B $ and $ R $ be two finite sets of (blue and red) points in the Euclidean plane $\mathbb {R}^ 2$. Suppose that in each" neighborhood" of a red point, the number of blue points is at least as large as the number of red points. We show that in this case the total number of blue points is at least one fifth of the total number of red points. We also show that this bound is optimal and we generalize the result to arbitrary dimension and arbitrary norm using results from Minkowski arrangements.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017

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