I would like some help on the following. Is there a way to calculate how many 3" diameter circles will fit in a given right triangle? Is so, can you please tell me how to do this? I need to yeild the most circles as possible.

Thanks in advance.

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- Nov 16th 2005, 12:59 PMt_wittDetermining how many Circles fit in a Triangle
I would like some help on the following. Is there a way to calculate how many 3" diameter circles will fit in a given right triangle? Is so, can you please tell me how to do this? I need to yeild the most circles as possible.

Thanks in advance. - Nov 18th 2005, 12:10 PMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**t_witt**

- Nov 18th 2005, 12:20 PMt_witt
The triangle can be any size. I'm trying to write a program to calculate how many circles will fit in a right triangle. The user will input the width and height.

- Nov 18th 2005, 01:25 PMMathGuru
Interesting question, What is it for by the way?

- Nov 19th 2005, 05:45 AMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**t_witt**

- Nov 20th 2005, 01:23 PMThePerfectHacker
I would plot the vertices of this right triangle on the x-y coordinate plane, than investigate the problem from there. But it definitely depends on the radius and size of the triangle. I believ with complete faith that infinitely many triangles can be draw inside this triangle.

- Nov 21st 2005, 04:33 AMt_witt
Thanks hpe I will give that a try.

The reason for this routine is that I work for a company that builds and installs wine cellars. We need the ability to calucate how many bottles will fit in a diamond cube. A quater of a diamond cube is a right triangle. Currently we reference a chart to determin how many bottles will fit in a cube. I'm trying to streamline the process. - Nov 21st 2005, 11:55 AMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**t_witt**