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The Volumes of Two Cubes Are in the Ratio 8 : 27. Find the Ratio of Their Surface Areas. - Mathematics

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The volumes of two cubes are in the ratio 8 : 27. Find the ratio of their surface areas.

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Solution

Let the edges of cubes be a and b.

As, 

`"Volume of the first cube"/"Volume of the second cybe" = 8/27`

`=> a^3/b^3 = 8/27`

`=> a/b = root(3)(8/27)`

`=>a/b = 2/3`          .................(i)

Now,

The ratio of the surface areas of the cubes `= "Surface area of the first cube"/"Surface area of the second cube"`

`= "6a"^2/"6b"^2`

`=("a"/"b")^2`

`=(2/3)^2`          [Using (i)]

`=4/9`

So, the ratio of the surface areas of the given cubes is 4 : 9.

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RS Aggarwal Secondary School Class 10 Maths
Chapter 19 Volume and Surface Area of Solids
Exercise | Q 6 | Page 914
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