# A Solid Metallic Sphere of Radius 10.5 Cm is Melted and Recast into a Number of Smaller Cones, Each of Radius 3.5 Cm and Height 3 Cm. Find the Number of Cones So Formed. - Mathematics

A solid metallic sphere of radius 10.5 cm is melted and recast into a number of smaller cones, each of radius 3.5 cm and height 3 cm.  Find the number of cones so formed.

#### Solution

Radius of the solid metallic sphere, r = 10.5 cm
Radius of the cone, R = 3.5 cm
Height of the cone, H = 3 cm
Let the number of smaller cones formed be n.
Volume of the metallic sphere,

$V_s = \frac{4}{3}\pi \left( r \right)^3 = \frac{4}{3}\pi \left( 10 . 5 \right)^3$

Volume of the cone,

$V_c = \frac{1}{3}\pi \left( R \right)^2 H = \frac{1}{3}\pi \left( 3 . 5 \right)^2 \times 3$

Let the number of cones thus formed be n.

$n \times \text { volume of the cone = volume of the sphere}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{\text { volume of the sphere }( V_s )}{\text { volume of the cone }\left( V_c \right)} = n$

$\Rightarrow \frac{\frac{4}{3}\pi \left( 10 . 5 \right)^3}{\frac{1}{3}\pi \left( 3 . 5 \right)^2 \times 3} = n$

$\Rightarrow 126 = n$

Hence, 126 cones are thus formed.

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 14 Surface Areas and Volumes
Exercise 14.1 | Q 13 | Page 28