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If a sphere with radius r is inscribed in a cube with edges of length e, which of the following expresses the relationship between r and e ?

A. \(r=\frac{1}{2}e\)

B. r = e

C. r = 2e

D. \(r=\sqrt{e}\)

E. \(r=\frac{1}{4}e^2\)

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Since the side of the cube serves as the diameter of the sphere,
2r = e
r = e/2
r = 1/2 e
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AbdurRakib wrote:
If a sphere with radius r is inscribed in a cube with edges of length e, which of the following expresses the relationship between r and e ?

A. \(r=\frac{1}{2}e\)

B. r = e

C. r = 2e

D. \(r=\sqrt{e}\)

E. \(r=\frac{1}{4}e^2\)


A sphere inscribed in a cube has the diameter equal to the edge of the cube. Thus, 2r = s, which is the same as r = s/2.

Answer: A.


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If a sphere with radius r is inscribed in a cube with edges of length e, which of the following expresses the relationship between r and e ?

A. \(r=\frac{1}{2}e\)

B. r = e

C. r = 2e

D. \(r=\sqrt{e}\)

E. \(r=\frac{1}{4}e^2\)


A sphere inscribed in a cube has the diameter equal to the edge of the cube. Thus, 2r = s, which is the same as r = s/2.

Answer: A.


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Can someone please explain why the edge of the cube must be equal to the diameter of the sphere? Is it because the inscribed sphere must touch all the points on the square . Am i correct??
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Can someone please explain why the edge of the cube must be equal to the diameter of the sphere? Is it because the inscribed sphere must touch all the points on the square. Am I correct??



Sure the inscribed circle must touch all the four sides of the Rectangle so the side of the rectangle is same as the diameter. see the images attached that also show circumscribed circle, in this case the diagonal of the rectangle serves and the diameter
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If a sphere with radius r is inscribed in a cube with edges of length e, which of the following expresses the relationship between r and e ?

A. \(r=\frac{1}{2}e\)

B. r = e

C. r = 2e

D. \(r=\sqrt{e}\)

E. \(r=\frac{1}{4}e^2\)


Since the sphere is inscribed in the cube, the length of an edge of the cube = the diameter of the sphere. Recall that the diameter is twice the radius. Thus, e = 2r, or 1/2e = r.

Answer: A
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AbdurRakib wrote:
If a sphere with radius r is inscribed in a cube with edges of length e, which of the following expresses the relationship between r and e ?

A. \(r=\frac{1}{2}e\)

B. r = e

C. r = 2e

D. \(r=\sqrt{e}\)

E. \(r=\frac{1}{4}e^2\)


First of all, if you have a sphere that is inscribed inside of a cube,

that means that the cube's side is going to be exactly twice the radius.

So the radius is going to be half of the edge, and that's about it.

You don't need to calculate anything. The correct answer choice is A.
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