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Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
Use your common sense and intuition as detailed calculations are exceedingly difficult and not really what the question is about.

Keep your eyes open for shapes in nature where 3D packing is exhibited

Once you are aware of 3D packing you will see that examples abound in nature. It is fascinating to ask: why does this packing of shapes occur?