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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 Jul '05 08:37
    A golf ball is packed into a cubical box so that it just fits. What percentage of the box is unfilled?
  2. 19 Jul '05 09:41
    Originally posted by phgao
    A golf ball is packed into a cubical box so that it just fits. What percentage of the box is unfilled?
    volume of the ball: 4/3*pi*r^3
    volume of the box: 8r^3

    fraction unoccupied: 1- 4/3*pi/8= 1 - pi/6 = 48% approx.
  3. 19 Jul '05 23:20
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    volume of the ball: 4/3*pi*r^3
    volume of the box: 8r^3

    fraction unoccupied: 1- 4/3*pi/8= 1 - pi/6 = 48% approx.
    what about the dimples on the ball making it not perfectly spherical

    lol
  4. 23 Jul '05 16:20
    Originally posted by villa68
    what about the dimples on the ball making it not perfectly spherical

    lol
    You tell us?
  5. Standard member Bowmann
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    23 Jul '05 22:09
    Originally posted by villa68
    what about the dimples on the ball making it not perfectly spherical

    lol
    Pity he's not a snooker fan.
  6. 23 Jul '05 22:31
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Pity he's not a snooker fan.
    Who is 'he'?
  7. Standard member Bowmann
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    24 Jul '05 00:12
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Who is 'he'?
    Hag Op.

    Do you always have such difficulty grasping the obvious?
  8. 24 Jul '05 00:57
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Who is 'he'?
    He thinks therefore he is.
  9. Standard member Bowmann
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    24 Jul '05 20:47
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    He thinks therefore he is.
    Most posters here fail to manage the think part.