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ticbol
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Re: largest cube inside sphere
Posted:
Feb 11, 2006 4:39 PM


> > ?? sphere is not a circle and a cube is not a square! > It is true that the largest SQUARE that can be inscribed in a CIRCLE has side of length sqrt[1/2]D where D is the diameter of the circle but the largest CUBE that can be inscribed in a SPHERE has side of length sqrt[1/3]D where D is the diameter of the sphere, as I said before.
 Whoa, you are right and I was wrong. The diameter of the sphere should have been the diagonal of the cube. (diameter)^2 = (s^2 +s^2) +s^2 (diameter)^2 = 3s^2 s = sqrt[(1/3)(diameter)^2] = sqrt(1/3) *(diameter).



