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Best Answer bonanova, 01 July 2014 - 08:39 AM

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:32 AM

In a time long long ago in a land far far away (okay, maybe not that far)...
 
As a reward for your clever calculating services, the High King Math offers you a reward.  This kingdom molds its gold into right circular cone shapes for currency, and the King will grant mold you such a cone that follows the following criteria:
 
You may choose the radius ® and height (h) of the cone, but it must fit, placed upside down, in a larger cone of radius R and height H, with the bases of the two cones parallel (sketched below).
 
In terms of R and H, what values should you choose for your cone to get the most gold?
 
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:39 AM   Best Answer

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