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Old 2005-09-08, 18:08   #16
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What about the additional space found within the 1-meter cube? Each layer has some additional space that the balls will, like a liquid, "fill". The first layer has 3.4 cm extra. All of the calculations you have given assume that all of the balls are touching; in the real world they do not stack in a given space, they fill it.
Not to be idiomatic but sometimes less is more, but more often it is just more, reality is always more, even when viewed from a lesser point of view.

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