Wolfram|Alpha Mathematics

Packing & Covering of Objects

Packing Problems

estimate the number of objects required to fill a container
How many baseballs fit in a Boeing 747?
estimate the number of objects required to fill a specified volume
How many m&m's would fit in 2 liters?

Covering Problems

estimate the number of objects required to cover another object
How many sheets of paper would it take to cover the earth?
estimate the number of objects required to cover a specified area
pennies to cover 2 square miles

Length Problems

estimate the number of objects required to circle another object
How many grains of rice would it take to stretch around the moon?
estimate the number of objects required to stretch a specified length
number of toothpicks to stretch 10 miles