A heap of rice is in the form of a cone of diameter 9 m and height 3.5 m. Find the volume of the rice. How much canvas cloth is required to just cover the heap?


Base Diameter of conical heap = 9 cm

Height, h of conical heap = 3.5 cm

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We have to determine the the volume of the rice and canvas cloth is required to just cover the heap.


First will determine the slant height of the conical heap

\(\begin{array}{l}l=\sqrt{(r^{2}+h^{2})}\end{array} \)
\(\begin{array}{l}l=\sqrt{(4.5^{2}+3.5^{2})}\end{array} \)
\(\begin{array}{l}l=\sqrt{(20.25+12.25)}\end{array} \)
\(\begin{array}{l}l=\sqrt{32.5}\end{array} \)

=5.7 cm

Volume of cone = 1/3πr2h

Volume of rice = Volume of conical heap

Volume of rice = 1/3π(4.5)2(3.5)= 74.25cm3

Canvas requires to just cover heap = Curved surface area of conical heap

Curved surface area of a cone = πrl

Therefore, the canvas required = π(4.5)(5.7) = 80.61 cm2 [appx]


Therefore, the canvas required = 80.61 cm2 [appx]

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