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A 2-chain can interlock with a k-chain

@article{Glass2004A2C,
  title={A 2-chain can interlock with a k-chain},
  author={Julie Glass and Stefan Langerman and Joseph O'Rourke and Jack Snoeyink and Jianyuan K. Zhong},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2004},
  volume={cs.CG/0410052}
}
One of the open problems posed in [3] is: what is the minimal number k such that an open, flexible k-chain can interlock with a flexible 2-chain? In this paper, we establish the assumption behind this problem, that there is indeed some k that achieves interlocking. We prove that a flexible 2-chain can interlock with a flexible, open 16-chain. 

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