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2005-09-06, 13:17   #7
fetofs

Aug 2005
Brazil

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Ken_g6 12 layers = 6*105+6*104 balls = 1254 balls.
That really wasn't what I expected to hear.
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Ken_g6 Consider that at each end, half a sphere is required, but the rest can be filled in by triangles. Effectively, the first row takes 10cm, and the subsequent rows take ~8.66cm.
I didn't understand how did you pack the spheres in equilateral triangles.... Maybe that way?
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And how did you pack into tetrahedrons? A drawing would be nice, because I don't seem to understand the logic behind the smaller layers of triangles and polyhedrals...

Last fiddled with by fetofs on 2005-09-06 at 13:23