A cubical block of side 7 cm is surmounted by a hemisphere. What is the greatest diameter the hemisphere can have? Find the surface area of the solid.
From the figure, it can be observed that the greatest diameter possible for such hemisphere is equal to the cube’s edge, i.e., 7cm.
Radius (r) of hemispherical part = = 3.5cm
Total surface area of solid = Surface area of cubical part + CSA of hemispherical part
− Area of base of hemispherical part
= 6 (Edge)2 − = 6 (Edge)2 +