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A right circular cone is inscribed in a hemisphere so that the base of the cone coincides with the base of the hemisphere. What is the ratio of the height of the cone to the radius of the hemisphere?

(A) \(\sqrt{3}:1\)

(B) \(1:1\)

(C) \(\frac{1}{2}:1\)

(D) \(\sqrt{2}:1\)

(E) \(2:1\)

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A right circular cone is inscribed in a hemisphere so that the base of the cone coincides with the base of the hemisphere. What is the ratio of the height of the cone to the radius of the hemisphere?

(A) \(\sqrt{3}:1\)

(B) \(1:1\)

(C) \(\frac{1}{2}:1\)

(D) \(\sqrt{2}:1\)

(E) \(2:1\)

Note that a hemisphere is just a half of a sphere.

Now, since the cone is a right circular one, then the vertex of the cone must touch the surface of the hemisphere directly above the center of the base (as shown in the diagram below), which makes the height of the cone also the radius of the hemisphere.

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A right circular cone is inscribed in a hemisphere so that the base of the cone coincides with the base of the hemisphere. What is the ratio of the height of the cone to the radius of the hemisphere?

A right circular cone is inscribed in a hemisphere so that the base of the cone coincides with the base of the hemisphere. What is the ratio of the height of the cone to the radius of the hemisphere?

(A) \(\sqrt{3}:1\)

(B) \(1:1\)

(C) \(\frac{1}{2}:1\)

(D) \(\sqrt{2}:1\)

(E) \(2:1\)

Note that a hemisphere is just a half of a sphere.

Now, since the cone is a right circular one, then the vertex of the cone must touch the surface of the hemisphere directly above the center of the base (as shown in the diagram below), which makes the height of the cone also the radius of the hemisphere.

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SOLUTION

A right circular cone is inscribed in a hemisphere so that the base of the cone coincides with the base of the hemisphere. What is the ratio of the height of the cone to the radius of the hemisphere?

(A) \(\sqrt{3}:1\)

(B) \(1:1\)

(C) \(\frac{1}{2}:1\)

(D) \(\sqrt{2}:1\)

(E) \(2:1\)

Note that a hemisphere is just a half of a sphere.

Now, since the cone is a right circular one, then the vertex of the cone must touch the surface of the hemisphere directly above the center of the base (as shown in the diagram below), which makes the height of the cone also the radius of the hemisphere.

Attachment:

Cone.png

Answer: B.

Hi Bunuel, how did you conclude the underlined in above statement? Thanks!

A right circular cone is inscribed in a hemisphere so that the base of the cone coincides with the base of the hemisphere. What is the ratio of the height of the cone to the radius of the hemisphere?

(A) \(\sqrt{3}:1\)

(B) \(1:1\)

(C) \(\frac{1}{2}:1\)

(D) \(\sqrt{2}:1\)

(E) \(2:1\)

Note that a hemisphere is just a half of a sphere.

Now, since the cone is a right circular one, then the vertex of the cone must touch the surface of the hemisphere directly above the center of the base (as shown in the diagram below), which makes the height of the cone also the radius of the hemisphere.

Attachment:

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Answer: B.

Hi Bunuel, how did you conclude the underlined in above statement? Thanks!

Consider the cross-section. We'd have an isosceles triangle inscribed in a semi-circle:

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Hemisphere is just half of a sphere if you can visualize the figure , you can easily deduce that height of cone will be equal to radius of hemisphere So the ratio would be 1:1 correct answer - B

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