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    The diagram shows a cone, radius of base is 8cm, height of cone = 24cm. The question is to calculate the upper bound for the volume of the cone.
    I'm aware the volume of a cone is (1/3)(pi)(r^2)h but i don't know what an upper bound is?
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    (Original post by Idontlikeict)
    The diagram shows a cone, radius of base is 8cm, height of cone = 24cm. The question is to calculate the upper bound for the volume of the cone.
    I'm aware the volume of a cone is (1/3)(pi)(r^2)h but i don't know what an upper bound is?
    Since this is GCSE, I suspect they just want the largest value it could be.

    Might be helpful to post the whole question.
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    Since this is GCSE, I suspect they just want the largest value it could be.

    Might be helpful to post the whole question.
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    Ta.

    Yep, they want the largest value it could be, taking into account the accuracy of the measurements given.
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    in the question it probably says "to the nearest cm" at some point
 
 
 
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