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# A right circular cone of radius 9 centimeter and height 12 cm is cut p

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A right circular cone of radius 9 cm and height 12 cm is cut parallel to the base , to form two pieces such that the height of smaller cone is half of the height of the frustum. What is the curved surface area, in square cm , of the frustum ?

1) 60π
2) 72π
3) 90π
4) 104π
5) 120π

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Originally posted by Ritace on 12 Mar 2018, 22:34.
Last edited by Bunuel on 12 Mar 2018, 23:52, edited 1 time in total.
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12 Mar 2018, 23:51
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Ritace wrote:
A right circular cone of radius 9 cm and height 12 cm is cut parallel to the base , to form two pieces such that the height of smaller cone is half of the height of the frustum. What is the curved surface area, in square cm , of the frustum ?

1) 60π
2) 72π
3) 90π
4) 104π
5) 120π

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Not a GMAT question. One does not need to know the curved surface area of a frustum of a cone. Still:

We need to find he curved surface area of the lower part of the cone, so the area of the surface without the bottom and top. It's area = $$\pi*h*(R + r)$$.

Since the height is cut in the ratio 1:2, then the height of the frustum is $$h_1= 8$$ cm and the height of the smaller, upper cone is $$h_2= 4$$ cm. Next, from similar triangles property: $$\frac{r}{R} =\frac{h_2}{H}$$ (where H is the height of the big cone and h2 is the height of the smaller, upper cone). r/9 = 4/12 --> r = 3.

Therefore, the area of the frustum is $$\pi*h_1*(R + r)=\pi*8(9 + 3)=96\pi$$.

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13 Mar 2018, 00:19
It is said, that "height of smaller cone is half of the height of the frustum". Does not it mean, that h1 is 8 and h2 is 4???

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13 Mar 2018, 01:01
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It is said, that "height of smaller cone is half of the height of the frustum". Does not it mean, that h1 is 8 and h2 is 4???

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Yes. Edited the typo.

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