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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

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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.

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#### Solution

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)(R+r)H=r^2h

Here,

R - r = 21m

But,

r = 7 m

Therefore,

R  - 7 = 21

R = 28 m

Substituting the values in the above equation, we have

(28-7)(28+7)H=7xx7xx8

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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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Mathematics for Class 9
Chapter 19 Surface Areas and Volume of a Circular Cylinder
Exercise 19.2 | Q 27 | Page 22
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