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Looking for equations

  1. Mar 1, 2009 #1
    Hello guys!

    I'm looking for some equations I need for a program I have to create.

    The rectangular area is easy.. side a x b. How do I get the equation for how many circles could fit in the rectangular area?
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2009 #2
    THis dosen't seem so bad.

    Total area = W*L
    The biggest circle is of radius Min[W.L]/2
    Where the Min function picks the smaller number. THat gives.
    Pi(Min[W.L]/2)^2 area of farmable land.
  4. Mar 1, 2009 #3
    And you want to put more circles in? Well you would slam that largest circle up against one side.
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