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    Software used for investigation into cuboid regions

    Hi all!

    I am investigating the maximum number of parts that are obtained with n cuts.

    I have downloaded Autograph and Archimedes Geo 3D, and trawled through the tutorials and most of the manual - but am still unable to find a way to calculate the number of enclosed parts after inserting planes into the cuboid shape.

    As you can probably imagine, it's tough count the number of parts in a 3D shape after 4 cuts!

    If you know how to do this, I'd appreciate any advice. Or, if alternative geometry software can achieve this, please recommend (with instructions if possible!).

    Thanks a lot for taking your time to read this!!
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    Hi CSix,

    I don't understand what you mean by "the cuboid shape".

    Are you trying to determine the max number of parts that space is divided into by n planes? ...Or is it something else?
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    Hi Awkward,

    You're bang on! In hindsight, it would have been a lot simpler if I had explained it like that...
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    This page should help:

    Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks Awkward the link u gave is just what I needed!
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