# Brinell

## Vickers hardness: Distance between indentations

Hello,
I'm writing here because I don't know how to solve this question that appeared on an exam (undergraduate, mechanical engineering).

The Vickers hardness test was done on a steel plate twice, once with a smaller force and once with a larger force. The first average length of the diagonal is d=0.181 mm. The second indent (larger force was used this time) left the average length of the diagonal d=0.572 mm. What is the minimum distance between indentations?