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A Well with 14 M Diameter is Dug 8 M Deep. the Earth Taken Out of It Has Been Evenly Spread All Around It to a Width of 21 M to Form an Embankment. Find the Height of the Embankment. - Mathematics


A well with 14 m diameter is dug 8 m deep. The earth taken out of it has been evenly spread all around it to a width of 21 m to form an embankment. Find the height of the embankment.

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Given data is as follows:

     r = 7m

     h = 8 m

R - r = 21 m

We have to find the height of the embankment.

Let the height of the embankment be H meter.

From the given data we have,

Volume of earth in embankment = Volume of earth dug out

Volume of embankment = `pi (R^2 - r^2)H`

Volume of earth dug out = `pir^2h`

Therefore, we have

`pi(R^2 - r^2) H = pir^2 h`

    ` (R^2 - r^2) H = r^2h`



R - r = 21m


 r = 7 m


R  - 7 = 21

       R = 28 m

Substituting the values in the above equation, we have


           `21xx35xxH = 7xx7xx8`

                              `H = 8/15 m`

                                   = 0.533 m

                                   = 53.3 cm

Therefore the height of the embankment is equal to 53.3 cm

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Exercise 19.2 | Q 27 | Page 22
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