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Puzzle ID:#8733
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Submitted By:lesternoronha1****




If the heights of two cones are in the ratio of 1:3 and their diameters in the ratio 3:5, respectively, find the ratio of their volumes.

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Jun 17, 2012

SInce the volume of a cone is proportional to its height and the square of its diameter then the ratio is (1/3)*(3/5)^2 = 3/25.

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