# Optimal fitting of spheres in a cylinder

How to find the minimum height and width of a cylinder containing n identical spheres?

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I misjudged this question. As asked, it is trivial, but Joseph O'Rourke's answer indicates that there is an interesting question in the background. – Daniel Moskovich Feb 14 '13 at 14:35
See the literature on "the sausage conjecture". – Gerry Myerson Mar 17 at 22:35