Dear forum members,
Firstly, I am new to this forum and a complete non-math person, so please forgive me if I posted in the wrong area.
I am an artist and am working on a sculpture that requires some math that is way above my paygrade (I know my 7 times tables, up to 7x7!), so I am hoping you can help.
I have read that the number of atoms contained in the visible universe is estimated at 1082 I would like to build a sculpture that expresses this number visually, so I thought of assembling a number (?) of Rubik's Cubes which would contain approximately 1082 possible permutations.
According to Wikipedia, a 3x3 Rubiks cube has approximately forty-three quintillion permutations. (I don't even know how to write that as scientific notation )
What I would like to figure out is:
How many Rubiks Cubes do I need to assemble to display (more than) 1082 possible permutations.
I would very much appreciate your help. Have a nice day!