String theory problem

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Okay so if we assume strings (as described in superstring theory or M theory) are about the size of plank length, then if you divide the estimated size of a quark or atom by planks length, shouldnt that give you the total amount of estimated strings in a quark/atom?
 

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I am no expert on string theory, but I think the strings vibration characteristics and frequency determine the fundamental particles. I do not think that strings are necessarly exactly the Planck length and stacked right next to each other.
 
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What happens if you divide the size of a proton by the size of a quark ?
 
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also whats the size of a quark?
 
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I hope we don't divide by zero eventually... :-D
 

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