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A room of height 10 feet and equal length and width has a cylindrical pillar exactly in the center, what is the volume of the room excluding the space occupied by the pillar?

(1) The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet.
(2) The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet.

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A room of height 10 feet and equal length and width has a cylindrical pillar exactly in the center, what is the volume of the room excluding the space occupied by the pillar?

(1) The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet.
(2) The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet.


Question : Volume of cubical room = Volume of Cylinder \(= a^3 - πr^2h =\)?
Also, Height of the pillar = a

Statement 1: The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet

i.e. \((1/2)*(a√2-2r) = 10\)

NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet

i.e. \(πr^2 = 4π\)
i.e. \(r = 2\)
btu a is still unknown hence
NOT SUFFICIENT

Combining the two statements
we can substitute \(r=2\) in \((1/2)*(a√2-2r) = 10\) to calculate value of a hence

SUFFICIENT

ANswer: option C
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Bunuel wrote:
A room of height 10 feet and equal length and width has a cylindrical pillar exactly in the center, what is the volume of the room excluding the space occupied by the pillar?

(1) The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet.
(2) The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet.


Question : Volume of cubical room = Volume of Cylinder \(= a^3 - πr^2h =\)?
Also, Height of the pillar = a

Statement 1: The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet

i.e. \((1/2)*(a√2-2r) = 10\)

NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet

i.e. \(πr^2 = 4π\)
i.e. \(r = 2\)
btu a is still unknown hence
NOT SUFFICIENT



Combining the two statements
we can substitute \(r=2\) in \((1/2)*(a√2-2r) = 10\) to calculate value of a hence

SUFFICIENT

ANswer: option C


Dear GMATinsight,

Please can you explain statement 1 , what do we mean by "The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet."

Also how do we know that the room is a cube ? When the question says height 10 and equal length and width this can be interpreted two ways :
First: Height = 10 = Length = width
Second: A room has height 10 , whose length and width are equal.

Hope you can help, thank you.
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stne : here is what statement 1 says, visualize the cylinder in the center of the room. From Top view you can see a square with equal lengths(Say L) with a circle (with radius r) in the center.

Farthest horizontal distance will be from corner to the circumference of the circle:

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stne : here is what statement 1 says, visualize the cylinder in the center of the room. From Top view you can see a square with equal lengths(Say L) with a circle (with radius r) in the center.

Farthest horizontal distance will be from corner to the circumference of the circle:

HTH


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GMATinsight wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A room of height 10 feet and equal length and width has a cylindrical pillar exactly in the center, what is the volume of the room excluding the space occupied by the pillar?

(1) The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet.
(2) The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet.


Question : Volume of cubical room = Volume of Cylinder \(= a^3 - πr^2h =\)?
Also, Height of the pillar = a

Statement 1: The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet

i.e. \((1/2)*(a√2-2r) = 10\)

NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet

i.e. \(πr^2 = 4π\)
i.e. \(r = 2\)
btu a is still unknown hence
NOT SUFFICIENT



Combining the two statements
we can substitute \(r=2\) in \((1/2)*(a√2-2r) = 10\) to calculate value of a hence

SUFFICIENT

ANswer: option C


Dear GMATinsight,

Please can you explain statement 1 , what do we mean by "The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet."

Also how do we know that the room is a cube ? When the question says height 10 and equal length and width this can be interpreted two ways :
First: Height = 10 = Length = width
Second: A room has height 10 , whose length and width are equal.

Hope you can help, thank you.


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Farthest horizontal distance from pillar = distance between a corner of room and pillar = Half of the diagonal of the square on ground

We have not assumed room is a cube... Only the length and width are equal as given in question

First: Height = 10 = Length = width WRONG INTERPRETATION
Second: A room has height 10 , whose length and width are equal. RIGHT INTERPRETATION

I hope this helps!!! :)
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Shouldnt it be E. Height is not specified ?
Can you pleaase help me imagine this one.

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Shouldnt it be E. Height is not specified ?
Can you pleaase help me imagine this one.

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ShankSouljaBoi Height is given as 10 feet in first line of question.

Quote:
A room of height 10 feetand equal length and width has a cylindrical pillar exactly in the center, what is the volume of the room excluding the space occupied by the pillar?

(1) The farthest horizontal distance from any point in the room to the pillar is 10 feet.
(2) The area occupied by the base of the pillar is 4π feet.

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Height of cylindrical pipe

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Height of cylindrical pipe

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As the question mentioned that it's a pillar and not a Pipe

I think it's evident that the pillar supports the ceiling and originates from ground level. :)

Isn't it???
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