We show that for every smooth curve in Rn, there is a quadrilateral with equal sides and equal diagonals whose vertices lie on the curve. In the case of a smooth plane curve, this implies that the curve admits an inscribed square, strengthening a theorem of Schnirelmann and Guggenheimer. “Smooth” means having a continuously turning tangent. We give a weaker condition which is still sufficient for the existence of an inscribed square in a plane curve, and which is satisfied if the curve is convex, if it is a polygon, or (with certain restrictions) if it is piecewise of class C1. For other curves, the question remains open.
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