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    And this is my working out so far
    I presume you have to solve for a but when I do this I get a cubic equation which can't be right
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    (Original post by CraigBackner)
    This is the question
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    And this is my working out so far
    I presume you have to solve for a but when I do this I get a cubic equation which can't be right
    Your expression for V is correct!!!

    Now you also need to find the value of  a .

    Can you make an equation in  a using the fact that the total surface area is  810 \pi ?
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    Did you mean to attach one of your calculation for the surface area? That should give you a, which you can then substitute into your equation for V.

    To be dimensionally correct, V must be the cube of length - your posted working looks fine to me.
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    (Original post by crashMATHS)
    Your expression for V is correct!!!

    Now you also need to find the value of  a .

    Can you make an equation in  a using the fact that the total surface area is  810 \pi ?
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    Did you mean to attach one of your calculation for the surface area? That should give you a, which you can then substitute into your equation for V.

    To be dimensionally correct, V must be the cube of length - your posted working looks fine to me.
    I tried formulating an equation involving 810pi and the surface area but when I simplify and try to solve its wrong.
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    (Original post by CraigBackner)
    I tried formulating an equation involving 810pi and the surface area but when I simplify and try to solve its wrong.
    Is  \sqrt{(12a)^2 + (5a)^2} = \sqrt{17a^2} ?
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    (Original post by crashMATHS)
    Is  \sqrt{(12a)^2 + (5a)^2} = \sqrt{17a^2} ?
    ohh I see where I went wrong! instead of squaring the radius and height to work out the slanted height of the cone I only square a
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    (Original post by CraigBackner)
    ohh I see where I went wrong! instead of squaring the radius and height to work out the slanted height of the cone I only square a
    Yeah, a very common mistake to avoid!
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    Yeah, a very common mistake to avoid!
    Thanks for the help!!
 
 
 
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