







7 spheres on a hexagonal tray 
20190114 

From herm: what is the length of each side of a hexagonal tray, with the height of each side 0.75 inch, to hold seven spheres, each with a diameter of 3.00 inches? The spheres are placed such that each side of the hexagon is touched by one sphere at its midpoint (and the seventh sphere is place in the center of the "ring" of the other six spheres. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Packing spheres in a given region 
20100127 

From MISAEL: IN A VOLUME GENERATED BY TWO TRAPEZOIDS WITH DIFFERENT SURFACE AREAS BUT SHARING THE BOTTOM PLANE:
HOW CAN I CALCULATE THE "N" SPHERES WHICH THIS VOLUME CAN CONTAIN?
HOW CAN I CALCULATE THE VOLUME OF SPACES IN RELATIONSHIP WITH VOLUME OF SPHERES OR THE TOTAL VOLUME? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Shapes 
20051112 

From Tonya and Hailey: MY THIRD GRADERS TEACHER HAS SENT HOME HOMEWORK ASKING FOR THEM TO FIND REALWORLD OBJECT IN MANY DIFFERENTS SHAPES A FEW HAVE US STUMPED Answered by Penny Nom. 





A sphere inscribed in a cone 
20030810 

From A student: A sphere with radius 5cm is inscribed in a right circular cone 20 cm in height.find
(a) the base radius ,volume of the cone (b)volume of the shaded space( to 3 sig fig) Answered by Penny Nom. 





A set of points in space 
20020318 

From Victoria: Describe the given set with a single equation or a pair of equations: The set of points in space that lie 2 units from the point(0,0,1) and at the same time 2 units from the point (0,0,1). Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three Spheres 
19970114 

From Alan Schnerch: Three spheres of diameter 2 are placed on a level surface so that each sphere touches the other two. A fourth sphere, also of diameter 2, is placed on top of the other three so that it touches all of the other spheres. The distance from the level surface to the highest point of the top sphere is . . .. Answered by Chris Fisher and Harley Weston. 





Un empilement de spheres 
20020416 

From Sébastien: Lorsque j'etais encore a l'universite je me souviens qu'un prof nous avez dit, sans le demontrer (ce n'est pas bien du tout de sa part) que l'espace minimal qui existe dans un empilement de spheres est de l'ordre de 26% Voici plusieurs jours que je cherche a resoudre ce probleme de geometrie, et je n'arrive meme pas a trouver comment l'aborder. Answered by Claude Tardif. 

