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Sun and the Earth

  1. Jan 31, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How many earths would fit inside the sun?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I found the volume of the sun and the earth (Using the sphere volume formula) and devided the sun's volume by the earth and got 10^6.....I was wondering whether this is the best solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 31, 2008 #2
    The density of the most efficient sphere packing is

    [tex]\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{12}} \approx 0.9069[/tex]
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