Posted by Denis Borris on September 25, 2002 at 08:40:15:
In Reply to: Re: a math problem - win a prize posted by Lo on September 25, 2002 at 07:43:58:
: : Up to how many billiard balls with a 2 inch diameter can be fit into a ball with inner diameter of 10 inches?
: I dont think I can come up with a realistic formula- However I am almost 100% confident that no matter how many balls the formula says you can squeeze into that ball -- You will not get them all in ( due to the ball in the formula being in perfect position and such) I would recommend shoving them in and shaking it around to get a good fit.
: : Can you generalize it? (Diameter of billard ball being M, inner diameter of a larger ball being N, where M < N)
: : If you tell me how to solve, I will give you a free product.
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