# The Number of Solid Spheres, Each of Diameter 6 Cm that Can Be Made by Melting a Solid Metal Cylinder of Height 45 Cm and Diameter 4 Cm, is - Mathematics

MCQ

The number of solid spheres, each of diameter 6 cm that can be made by melting a solid metal cylinder of height 45 cm and diameter 4 cm, is:

• 3

• 5

• 4

• 6

#### Solution

Let r and h be the radius and the height of the cylinder, respectively.
Given:
Diameter of the cylinder = 4 cm
∴ Radius of the cylinder, r = 2 cm
Height of the cylinder, h = 45 cm
Volume of the solid cylinder = pir^2h=pixx(2)^2xx45 cm^2=180pi cm^3

Suppose the radius of each sphere be R cm.
Diameter of the sphere = 6 cm
∴ Radius of the sphere, R = 3 cm

Let n be the number of solids formed by melting the solid metallic cylinder.

n × Volume of the solid spheres = Volume of the solid cylinder

=>nxx4/3 pi R^3=180pi

=>nxx4/3 pi(3)^3=180pi

=>n=(180xx3)/(4xx27)=5

Thus, the number of solid spheres that can be formed is 5.

Hence, the correct option is B.

Concept: Surface Area of a Combination of Solids
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Chapter 14: Surface Areas and Volumes - Exercise 14.5 [Page 91]

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RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 14 Surface Areas and Volumes
Exercise 14.5 | Q 44 | Page 91
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Chapter 14 Surface Areas and Volumes
Exercise 14.5 | Q 7 | Page 88

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