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  1. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    This might seem like a strange-ish question - but how many people would be able to fit into a spherical chamber four meters across and two and a half meters high?

    I'm imagining you could probably squeeze three or four into the chamber, maybe as many as six - opinions?
  2. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    Standing? Lying? Cowering on top of each other? In one piece?
  3. blubeast1237 Force Ghost

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    5. I'm going to assume that these are adults.

    -B-
  4. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Does it matter if the people are squeezed in there like sardines? Or did you want them to have a bit of space.

    If we go the sardine route...

    4 meters = 136 square feet for the total room size. Each person would take up an estimated 4 square feet, totally guess on that (based on measurement from shoulder to shoulder x2).

    Assuming my math is correct, you could squeeze in around 33 people....I think.
    Why does that sound wrong? I hate math. :p
  5. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    about what despised said. if they were all contortionists, you could probably fit even more.
  6. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    Hm. The problem is that the chamber is spherical, isn't it? So the edges would be really really short, and thus it would be more difficult to fit people in it.

    Definitely more than 4 people, though - more like 30+ like Despised said, if you only wanted to transport them. If you wanted them to live in there or something (or, as this is Star Wars, if they were aliens larger than your average human) it would be considerably less.

    Or maybe this link would help? It's got figures for space needed per person for parties.
  7. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Hmmm, didn't think about that part. That would definately change the #'s.
  8. darthhelinith Force Ghost

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    I think it depends on whether the people are in one piece.

    Putting them in blender before hand could ensure as many as 50 people fit into the room...[face_devil]
    Wow, sometimes my screwed mind amazes even me...

    On a more serious note...
    The adverage person is around 5'9/175cm (Male) and with the room at its tallest being 2m, and 4m wide (I'm assuming it's more of an elipse) then I would say...5 standing, taking into account the 3D shape of the room.
    Then you could probably cram in a few more people around the sides, bringing me up to a total of around 8.

    But I'm probably completly out.
  9. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Five to six makes the most sense to me. I can claim more, but more won't be necessary.

    Continue with your lives, peons. ;)

    Thanks for all your help!
  10. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    :eek:
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