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Marty has a right circular cylindrical pool of diameter 12 feet and his neighbor, Rusty, has a right circular cylindrical pool of diameter 18 feet. If the depths of the pools are equal, then the volume of water in Rusty's pool is how many times that in Marty's pool?

A. 1.5
B. 2.25
C. 2.5
D. 4
E. 4.25

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Volume of cylinder = pi*\(d^2\)*h/4

So ratio of volumes when height is same, is the ratio of the diameters.

Ratio = \(18^2\)/\(12^2\) = \((3/2)^2\) = 9/4 = 2.25

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Marty has a right circular cylindrical pool of diameter 12 feet and his neighbor, Rusty, has a right circular cylindrical pool of diameter 18 feet. If the depths of the pools are equal, then the volume of water in Rusty`s pool is how many times that in Marty`s pool?

A. 1.5
B. 2.25
C. 2.5
D. 4
E. 4.25


If we assume that the height of both pools is h, then the volume of Marty’s pool is π * 6^2 * h = 36πh, and the volume of Rusty’s pool is π * 9^2 * h = 81πh. Therefore, the volume of Rusty’s pool is 81πh/36πh = 81/36 = 9/4 = 2.25 times that of Marty’s pool.

Answer: B
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