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What is the maximum number of spheres of radius 2 can fit into a cube

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What is the maximum number of spheres of radius 2 can fit into a cube of volume 512 units?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 6
D. 8
E. 16


Now the sphere will occupy the same space as a cube in which it exactly fits in and the dia of sphere and side of cube are same...

So each sphere of radius 2 or dia 4 will exactly fit into a cube of length 4..
Or the volume =4*4*4..

Total volume of bigger cube=512

So number of spheres that can fit in = 512/(4*4*4)=8

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the maximum number of spheres of radius 2 can fit into a cube of volume 512 units?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 6
D. 8
E. 16


Volume of cube = 512
therefore Side=8 units

Radius of Sphere=2
Dia: 4
One sphere will take 4 units length breadth and height each.

Therefore, there will be \(\frac{8}{4} =2\) along the length, breadth and height each.
therefore total no of spheres=\(2*2*2\)
=8

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volume of cube=512=8*8*8
side length of cube=8
Sphere radius=2
sphere diameter=2*2=4
So along one side of cube, 2 spheres of radius 2 can fit. Similarly 2 spheres along the other side and 2 spheres along the third side of cube.
So total number of spheres in cube would be 2*2*2=8

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