Math Photo: A Complicated Packing Problem

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This small section of rock wall conveys the challenge of arranging a collection of various shapes in an efficient, organized, way.

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patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York

1 Comment

Brian. X · December 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

stacking like a ladder _
Place a rock on the base, hammer it to the right, place another one above the previous one and hammer to the right, and repeat, then towards the end just pile upward.
I am more interested in how people moved that center rock? The material of the wall indicate the place, where the wall is built, is probably not urbanize. That rock in the center looks heavy. So how do they move it with out a machine?

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