# A Copper Sphere of Radius 3cm is Melted and Recast into a Right Circular Cone of Height 3cm. Find Radius of Base of Cone? - Mathematics

A copper sphere of radius 3cm is melted and recast into a right circular cone of height 3cm.find radius of base of cone?

#### Solution

Given radius of sphere = 3cm

Volume of a sphere =4/3pir^3

=4/3xxpixx3^3cm^3         .........(1)

Given sphere is melted and recast into a right circular cone

Given height of circular cone = 3cm.

Volume of right circular cone =pir^2xx1/3

=pi/3(r)^2xx3cm^2       ..........(2)

Equating 1 and 2 we get

4/3pixx3^3=1/3pi(r)^2xx3

r^2=(4/3pixx3^3)/pi

r2 = 36cm

r = 6cm

∴ Radius of base of cone(r) = 6cm

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 14 Surface Areas and Volumes
Exercise 14.1 | Q 16 | Page 28