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Imagine I have room that is very hot and it is colder outside. I want to cool it down using a fan.

Scenario 1

There is only one door. I have one fan.

Where should I put it and which way should it blow?

Room with a door

Scenario 2

I have two doors, one on each end. I still only have one fan.

Room with two doors

Scenario 3

Same as scenario 2, but I now have multiple fans.

For convenience, it is fine to assume that the room is a cuboid and that the fan emits no heat.

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A room with no windows very convenient –  Argus Dec 3 '12 at 18:33
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@Argus "first, assume the cow is a sphere..." –  McGarnagle Dec 3 '12 at 18:49
    
@DavidZaslavsky This is not my homework. –  luispedro Dec 3 '12 at 18:55
    
I will make my answer into a comment. The idea is to push air into the room, better with a centrifugal fan, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_fan , which draws air efficiently, placed at the door. If it is the usual table fan which displaces air in front of it, it should be a bit outside the doors and aimed at the doors to push cool air in. –  anna v Dec 3 '12 at 19:00
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