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# If the volume of a right circular cone of height 9 cm is 48 π cm3, find the diameter of its base. - Mathematics

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If the volume of a right circular cone of height 9 cm is 48 pi  cm3, find the diameter of its base.

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#### Solution

The formula of the volume of a cone with base radius ‘r’ and vertical height ‘h’ is given as

Volume of cone = 1/3 pi r^2 h

It is given that the height of the cone is ‘h’ = 9 cm and that the volume of the cone is 48π cm3

We can now find the radius of base ‘r’ by using the formula for the volume of a cone.

r^2 =(3( " Volume of the cone" ))/(pih)

r^2 = (3(48 pi))/(pi(9))

r^2 = 16

r = 4

Hence the radius of the base of the cone with given dimensions is ‘r’ = 4 cm.

The diameter of base is twice the radius of the base.

Hence the diameter of the base of the cone is  8 cm  .

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Mathematics for Class 9
Chapter 20 Surface Areas and Volume of A Right Circular Cone
Q 2 | Page 23
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