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# A soda can, in the shape of a right circular cylinder, is

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A soda can, in the shape of a right circular cylinder, is 3/4 full of soda. If the volume of soda in the can is 72π cubic inches and the diameter of the can is 8 inches, then what is the height, in inches, of the can?

A. 1.5
B. 3
C. 4
D. 4.5
E. 6
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macjas wrote:
A soda can, in the shape of a right circular cylinder, is 3/4 full of soda. If the volume of soda in the can is 72π cubic inches and the diameter of the can is 8 inches, then what is the height, in inches, of the can?

A. 1.5
B. 3
C. 4
D. 4.5
E. 6

Since the volume of soda in the can is $$72\pi$$ and the can is 3/4 full of soda then the volume of the can is $$\frac{3}{4}*can=72\pi$$ --> $$can=96\pi$$.

The volume of a cylinder is $$\pi{r^2}h$$ --> $$\pi{4^2}h=96\pi$$ --> $$h=6$$.

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