Minkowski Convex Body Theorem

A bounded plane convex region symmetric about a lattice point and with area >4 must contain at least three lattice points in the interior. In n dimensions, the theorem can be generalized to a region with area >2^n, which must contain at least three lattice points. The theorem can be derived from Blichfeldt's theorem.

See also

Blichfeldt's Theorem, Pick's Theorem

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