firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in news:1118067729.062445.67430 @g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
> > I plan on filling my buddy's living room with balloons while he is on > vacation, just a little prank. Need help figuring out how many > balloons to buy. Anyone here willing to give me guidance? > > What I have figured out on my own, and with my recollection of my 1979 > Sophmore geometry class, got a "C": > > Front room is approx 12 feet by 16ft, with alcove aprox 8 feet by 8 > feet. (192 sq. feet plus 64 sq feet = 256 sq feet total) ceiling is 8 > feet, so I believe we have 2048 cubic feet. for simplicity let's say > it is 2k cubic feet. > > Now balloons are listed as "12 inches". I am guessing that an > inflated balloon, and empty space around it when it is put in a large > room with other balloons would equal maybe 1.25 cubic feet. > > So that leaves me needing approx 1600 ballons??? > > any critique on this logic let me know, just trying to get a wild idea > of how many balloons I will need. >
If the balloons approximate spheres, they will fill something like 75% of the volume of the room.
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