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Are there formulae to determine close-packing polyhedra?

Is there a formula to determine which polyhedra will tessellate in 3D without any spaces?
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Employing optimal packing, how many circles (51 mm diameter) can I cut from a rectangle (330 mm×530 mm)

I know that I should use some kind of honeycomb structure but can't work out in which orientation I should arrange it. I've looked at a few websites now and although I have a slightly better idea of ...