Cylindrical Height and Diameter

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Cylindrical Height and Diameter

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:27 pm

8000 1/4 in. buckshot are melted and formed into a cylinder. The height and diameter are equal. Determine diameter and height.

5% allowance is made for waste in melting.

The buckshot are spheres.

Sphere volume = 4pi (r^3 /3).

Cylinder volume = pi * r^2 * height.

Unsure how to solve.
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Re: Cylindrical Height and Diameter

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:05 pm

Please reply. Thanks.
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Re: Cylindrical Height and Diameter

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:32 pm

As you say, the volume of a sphere of radius r is given by $\frac{4}{3}\pi r^3$ while a cylinder with radius r and height also r has volume $\pi r^3$. Use the first formula to calculate the volume of a "1/4 inch buckshot" (is that 1/4 inch radius or diameter). Multiply by 8000 to determine the volume of 8000 buckshot. Take the cube root of that divided by $\pi$.
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Re: Cylindrical Height and Diameter

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:31 pm

4/3 * pi * r^3

1.333 * 3.1416 * .125 * .125 * .125 = .00817 cu. in. (volume for 1).

.00817 * 8000 = 65.36 cu. in.

cube root: 4.0281

4.0281 / 3.1416 = 1.282

Are my calculations correct ?
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