anonymous
  • anonymous
A cylinder is inscribed in a right circular cone of height 5.5 and radius (at the base) equal to 2.5. What are the dimensions of such a cylinder which has maximum volume? Radius: Height:
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Are you sure the height is 5.5?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes i believe it the height of the cone we want to find the radius and height of the cylinder in the cone
anonymous
  • anonymous
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081128160325AALKGuL Check out this url... it is the same problem with height 5, not 5.5 You should be able to follow the step substituting 5.5 for their 5.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks
amistre64
  • amistre64
the cylinder is bounded by a cross section of the cone that resembles a line: y = -(5.5/2.5)x + 5.5

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