Estimate the number of ping pong balls (of radius 2cm) that would fit into a typical-sized room (without being crushed). A typical room is 17ft x 17ft x 7ft.
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried a couple things:
1. After converting all dimensions to cm, I tried to see how many cubes of edge length 4cm would fit in the room.
2. I used a "spherical packing" method where I found the total volume of the room and multiplied it by .70.
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)