#### Question

504 cones, each of diameter 3.5 cm and height 3 cm, are melted and recast into a metallic sphere. Find the diameter of the sphere and hence find its surface area.

[Use π=22/7]

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#### Solution

No. of cones = 504

Diameter of a cone = 3.5 cm

Radius of the cone, r = 1.75 cm

Height of the cone, h = 3 cm

Volume of a cone

`=1/3pir^2h`

`=1/3xxpixx(3.5/2)^2xx3`

`=1/3xxpixx3.5/2xx3.5/2xx3 " cm"^2`

Volume of 504 cones

`=504xx1/3xxpixx3.5/2xx3.5/2xx3 " cm"^2`

Let the radius of the new sphere be ‘R’.

Volume of the sphere `=4/3 pir^3 `

Volume of 504 cones = Volume of the sphere

`504xx1/3xxpixx3.5/2xx3.5/2xx3=4/3 piR^3`

`(504xx1xxpixx3.5xx3.5xx3xx3)/(3xx2xx2xx4xxpi)=R^3`

`R^3=(504xx3xx49)/64`

`R^3=(8xx27xx7^3)/64`

`R=(2xx3xx7)/4`

`R=21/2=10.5 cm`

Radius of the new sphere = 10.5 cm

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