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A Bucket is in the Form of a Frustum of a Cone with a Capacity of 12308.8 Cm3 of Water.The Radii of the Top and Bottom Circular Ends Are 20 Cm and 12 Cm Respectively. Find the Height of the Bucket and the Area of the Metal Sheet Used in Its Making. (Use 𝜋 = 3.14). - Mathematics

A bucket is in the form of a frustum of a cone with a capacity of 12308.8 cm3 of water.The radii of the top and bottom circular ends are 20 cm and 12 cm respectively. Find the height of the bucket and the area of the metal sheet used in its making. (Use 𝜋 = 3.14).

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Given that,

the radii of the top and bottom circles o0f the frustum bucket are 

r1 = 20 cm and r2 = 12 cm respectively.

Volume of the frustum cone = capacity of the bucket 

Capacity of the bucket

Capacity of the bucket (V)`=1/3pi(r_1^2+r_1r_2+r_2^2)xxh`



It is given that capacity of bucket is 12308.8 cm3.

Hence, we have

`rArr 1/3xx22/7xx784xxh = 12308.8`

`rArr h=(12308.8xx7xx3)/(22xx784)`

⇒ h= 14.98 ≅ 15 cm

The slant height of the bucket




= 17 cm

The surface area of the used metal sheet to make the bucket

`S = pi(r_1+r_2)xxl+pir_2^2`

`= 3.14(20+12)xx17+22/7xx12^2`

= 3.14 x 32 x 17 + 3.14 x 144

= 1708.16 + 452.16

= 2160.32 cm2

Hence, the surface area of the metal sheet is 2160.32 cm2.


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RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 14 Surface Areas and Volumes
Exercise 14.3 | Q 12 | Page 79
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