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September 19th, 2007, 05:50 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2007 Posts: 17 Thanks: 0  the sphere and the circles
hello, i need a help with this example: imagine a sphere and X circles with same diameter and origins. into how much (the most and the least ) X parts can be the sphere divided by the X number of circles? thank u. 
September 19th, 2007, 12:18 PM  #2 
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I'm not sure I get what you're saying. Could you restate the problem with more description?

September 19th, 2007, 10:41 PM  #3 
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it is hard to say it another way. but i hint is that is rather teoretical example than practical..it means you dont count with any particular number, but this solution have to right for any number of circles.. (the solution has to be something like 2x where the x is number of circles and 2x is the value into how many parts is the sphere differentiated by that circles, eg. if you have one circle (x) you van divide sphere with that circle into two parts (2x) ). actually i dont know if this is the right answer.

September 20th, 2007, 04:03 AM  #4 
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OK, I see what you mean by dividing a sphere into parts using circles, but what didn't make any sense to me was why all the circles have the same diameter. Unless maybe they are just being treated like planes in space, but then why are they even circles? I would think that the circles would have a steadily decreasing diameter, so that they could cut the sphere through at different points.

September 21st, 2007, 08:21 PM  #5 
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All the circles and the sphere have the same diameter.

September 22nd, 2007, 05:06 AM  #6  
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September 22nd, 2007, 09:15 AM  #7  
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September 22nd, 2007, 12:45 PM  #8 
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Ah, I see what you're getting at now.


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