Not quite, Kal.

You need a population of Planet size * Planet size * 2500, as that page states. That means you have to calculate what number of flats would lead to that population figure.

The Planetary Economy rules tell us that the Base Population (BP) is calculated as BP = (Ln (Flats) x (Flats)^2) + (Flats).

So for a sample planet of size 10x10, you'd need 10*10*2500=250,000 population for control.

250,000=(Ln (X) * (X)^2) + (X)

X = 215.604

So to control a planet of size 10x10 you'd need to place 216 flats to ensure sufficient population.

You need a population of Planet size * Planet size * 2500, as that page states. That means you have to calculate what number of flats would lead to that population figure.

The Planetary Economy rules tell us that the Base Population (BP) is calculated as BP = (Ln (Flats) x (Flats)^2) + (Flats).

So for a sample planet of size 10x10, you'd need 10*10*2500=250,000 population for control.

250,000=(Ln (X) * (X)^2) + (X)

X = 215.604

So to control a planet of size 10x10 you'd need to place 216 flats to ensure sufficient population.