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Three metal cubes with edges of two will be dropped into an empty cyli

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Three metal cubes with edges of two will be dropped into an empty cylindrical tank with a base radius of 3 and a height of 8. The three cubes will take up what fraction of the volume of the tank?


A 1/3

B 1/π

C 3/π

D 1/(3π)

E 2/(3π)

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Volume of a cube = \(side^3\)
Volume of each cube = 2*2*2 = 8
Volume of 3 cubes = 8*3 = 24

Volume of the cylinder = \(π*r^2*h\) = π*9*8 = 72π

24/72π = 1/3π

Bunuel, π is missing in option A.
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Dear Afc0892 Bunuel

Why you assumed that "base" is radius and not diameter? :?


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Dear Afc0892 Bunuel

Why you assumed that "base" is radius and not diameter? :?


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I had the same doubt. But I checked by considering the base as diameter and there were not any options. So concluded that it should be radius.

Bunuel sir, If you could edit the question. It'll help to understand better.

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Bunuel wrote:
Three metal cubes with edges of two will be dropped into an empty cylindrical tank with a base radius of 3 and a height of 8. The three cubes will take up what fraction of the volume of the tank?


A 1/3

B 1/π

C 3/π

D 1/(3π)

E 2/(3π)


vol of cyld : pi * r^2 * h = 9*8*pi = 72 pi
volf of 3 cubes : 2^3 * 3 = 24
so area of cube would be be 24/72 Pi = 1/ 3pi
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Bunuel wrote:
Three metal cubes with edges of two will be dropped into an empty cylindrical tank with a base radius of 3 and a height of 8. The three cubes will take up what fraction of the volume of the tank?


A 1/3

B 1/π

C 3/π

D 1/(3π)

E 2/(3π)


IMO D

Given
side of cube = 2

Volume = side^3 = 8

Volume of 3 cubes =24

Volume of cylinder = π * 8 * 9 = 72 π

Fraction = Volume of 3 cubes / Volume of cylinder

= 1 / 3π
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