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## #1 2013-10-11 19:15:25

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### slant height of cone

this ques. is based upon vol. and surface area.
the ques is an MCQ one.

Q.slant height of the cone of which the frustum is a part ,is equal to

options:-

a) hr1/(r1-r2)

b) lr1/(r1-r2)

c) (h+l)r1/(r1-r2)

d) h(r1+r2)/(r1-r2)

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## #2 2013-10-11 23:03:26

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### Re: slant height of cone

hi niharika_kumar

This is a bit tricky without the diagram or any explanation of what each letter stands for.

Below I've posted a diagram with some distances marked.  Can you do the same?

You may be able to work with similar triangles.

Let's say that the top cone has a height x, a slant height y and a radius r2 and for the whole cone, height x+h, slant height y + L, radius r1.

Then

and

I cannot match any of these answers yet so I need more information if I'm to give you any more help.

Bob

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## #3 2013-10-12 09:57:43

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### Re: slant height of cone

Hi

If Bob's labels are correct I'd go for a).

Bob: You are using the wrong triangles. Use the big one and the small one with base of r1-r2 and height equal to the height of the frustum.

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## #4 2013-10-12 16:18:09

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### Re: slant height of cone

thnx bob and anonimystefy but there is nothing extra info. given apart frm what i mentioned above . And i tried but couldn't figure it out.
all i can say is that in the book the answer is given as option b). pls see if you can bring it out using some methods .

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## #5 2013-10-12 19:16:38

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### Re: slant height of cone

hi niharika_kumar

There must be information to say what all those letters stand for.  Is there a diagram as part of an earlier question?

I'm sure that this question requires the use of similar triangles.  That's the way to get a formula involving the distances from the whole cone and the cone that is chopped off to make a frustrum.

I can get to

using my second diagram.  That looks quite a bit like answer b except r2 rather than r1.  But for r1 - r2 to be positive r1 must be the radius of the larger base, so I'm still puzzled.

anonimnystefy:

It comes to the same thing; either way you get an expression with r1 - r2.

Bob

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## #6 2013-10-12 23:53:44

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### Re: slant height of cone

i completely agree with u bob , i think the options printed there are wrong.
thnk u for helping

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## #7 2013-10-13 01:44:33

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### Re: slant height of cone

#### bob bundy wrote:

hi niharika_kumar

There must be information to say what all those letters stand for.  Is there a diagram as part of an earlier question?

I'm sure that this question requires the use of similar triangles.  That's the way to get a formula involving the distances from the whole cone and the cone that is chopped off to make a frustrum.

I can get to

using my second diagram.  That looks quite a bit like answer b except r2 rather than r1.  But for r1 - r2 to be positive r1 must be the radius of the larger base, so I'm still puzzled.

anonimnystefy:

It comes to the same thing; either way you get an expression with r1 - r2.

Bob

Aren't we looking for L+y, not just y?

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## #8 2013-10-13 17:58:17

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### Re: slant height of cone

Aren't we looking for L+y, not just y?

Who knows?

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## #9 2013-10-13 19:58:43

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### Re: slant height of cone

Well, L+y is the slant height of the whole cone, right?

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## #10 2013-10-14 18:34:11

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### Re: slant height of cone

#### anonimnystefy wrote:

Well, L+y is the slant height of the whole cone, right?

as per bob's diagram, YES.

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