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**Question 1: A solid metallic cuboid of dimensions 9mÃ— 8mÃ—2m is melted and recast into solid cubes of edge 2m. Find the number of cubes so formed.**

**Solution: **

A solid metallic cuboid of dimensions 9mÃ— 8mÃ—2m (given)

Length (l) = 9 m

Breadth (b) = 8 m

Height (h) = 2 m

Edge of a cube (a) = 2 m

Let n be the number of required cubes.

To find: Value of n

Number of cubes = (volume of a cuboid)/ volume of each cube)

= lbh/a^{3}

= (9x8x2)/(2x2x2)

= 18

Therefore, total number of 18 cubes required.

**Question 2: A cone of height 20 cm and radius of base 5 cm is made up of modelling clay. A child reshapes it in the form of a sphere. Find the diameter of the sphere. **

**Solution: **

Radius of the cone = r = 5cm and

Height of the cone = h = 20cm

Let the radius of the sphere = R

As per given statement,

Volume of sphere = Volume of cone

4/3 Ï€R^{3} = 1/3Ï€r^{2}h

4R^{3} = 5 Ã— 5 Ã— 20

R = 5 cm

Diameter of the sphere = 2R = 2 x 5 = 10 cm

**Question 3: Metallic spheres of radii 6 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm respectively are melted to form a single solid sphere. Find the radius of the resulting sphere.**

**Solution:**

Radius of 1st sphere = r_{1} = 6 cm

Radius of 2nd sphere =r_{2} = 8 cm and

Radius f third sphere = r_{3} = 10 cm

Let radius of the resulting sphere = R

Now,

Volume of resulting sphere = Volume of three metallic spheres

4/3 Ï€R^{3} = 4/3Ï€ (r_{1}^{3} + r_{2}^{3} + r_{3}^{3})

= 4/3Ï€ (6^{3} + 8^{3} + 10^{3})

R^{3} = 1728

or R = 12 cm

Radius of the resulting sphere is 12cm.

**Question 4: A solid metal cone with base radius of 12 cm and height 24 cm is melted to form solid spherical balls of diameter 6 cm each. Find the number of balls thus formed.**

**Solution:**

Let the number of balls formed are n

As per statement,

Volume of metal cone = Total volume of n spherical balls

Volume of cone = n(Volume of any spherical ball)

1/3 Ï€ r^{2} h = n (4/3 Ï€ r^{3})

12^{2} x 24 = n x 108

or n = 32

Therefore, 32 spherical balls can be formed.

**Question 5: The radii of internal and external surfaces of a hollow spherical shell are 3 cm and 5 cm respectively. It is melted and recast into a solid cylinder of diameter 14 cm. Find the height of the cylinder.**

**Solution:**

Let r_{1} and r_{2} be the internal and external base radii of spherical shell.

r_{1} = 3 cm, and r_{2} = 5 cm

Base radius of solid cylinder, r = 7 cm

Let the height of the cylinder = h

As per given statement:

The hollow spherical shell is melted into a solid cylinder, so

Volume of solid cylinder = Volume of spherical shell

Ï€r^{2}h = 4/3 Ï€(r_{2}^{3} – r_{1}^{3})

â‡¨ 49h = 4/3(125 – 27)

or h = 8/3 cm

**Question 6: The internal and external diameters of a hollow hemispherical shell are 6 cm and 10 cm, respectively. It is melted and recast into a solid cone of base diameter 14 cm. Find the height of the cone so formed.**

**Solution:**

Internal radius of hemisphere = 3 cm and external radius of hemisphere = 5 cm

Diameter of cone = 14 cm

Radius of cone = 7 cm

Now,

Volume of the hollow hemisphere = Volume of the cone

Volume of cone = 1/3 Ï€ r^{2} h

Volume of the hollow hemisphere = 2/3 Ï€(R^{3} – r^{3})

2/3 Ï€(R^{3} – r^{3}) = 1/3 Ï€ r^{2} h

2/3 x 22/7 (5^{3} – 3^{3}) = 1/3 x 22/7 x 72 x h

2 x 98 = 49h

or h = 4 cm

Height of the cone formed is 4 cm.

**Question 7: A copper rod of diameter 2 cm and length 10 cm is drawn into a wire of uniform thickness and length 10 m. Find the thickness of the wire.**

**Solution:**

Recall MU: 1m = 1000 mm and 1 cm = 10 mm

Diameter of the copper Rod = 2cm

Radius of the copper rod = r= 1 cm

Length of the Rod = h = 10 cm

Length of the wire = h = 10 m = 1000cm

Let suppose the radius of the wire = R

From the statement: Volume of the rod = volume of the wire

Ï€r^{2}h = Ï€R^{2}H

1 Ã— 1 Ã— 10 = 1000 Ã— R

or R = 1/10 cm or 01. cm

Diameter of the wire = 2r = 2 Ã— 0.1 = 0.2 cm

Therefore, the thickness of the wire is 0.2 cm or 2mm.

**Question 8: A hemispherical bowl of internal diameter 30 cm contains some liquid. This liquid is to be poured into cylindrical bottles of diameter 5 cm and height 6 cm each. Find the number of bottles necessary to empty the bowl.**

**Solution:**

Internal diameter of hemispherical bowl = 30 cm

Radius = 15 cm

Volume = 2/3 Ï€r^{3}

= 2/3 Ï€ (15)^{3}

= 2250 Ï€ cm^{3}

Diameter of the cylindrical bottle = 5 cm

Radius = 2.5 cm

Volume of one cylindrical bottle = Ï€r^{2}h

= Ï€ x (2.5)^{2} x 6

= 37.5Ï€ cm^{3}

Now,

Amount of water in n bottles = Amount of water in bowl

n Ã— 37.5Ï€ = 2,250Ï€

or n = 60

So, 60 numbers of bottles are required to empty the bowl.

**Question 9: A solid metallic sphere of diameter 21 cm is melted and recast into a number of smaller cones, each of diameter 3.5 cm and height 3 cm. Find the number of cones so formed.**

**Solution:**

Diameter of sphere = 21 cm

Radius = 21/2 cm

Height of the cone = 3 cm

Radius of the cone = 7/4 cm

Volume of the sphere = 4/3 Ï€r^{3} = 4/3 x Ï€ x (21/2)^{3} cm^{3}

Volume of cone = 1/3 Ï€r^{2} h = 1/3 Ï€ (7/4)^{2} x 3 cm^{3}

Let n be the number of cone formed, then

n = (Volume of the sphere) / (Volume of cone)

n = (4/3 x Ï€ x (21/2)^{3}) / (1/3 Ï€ (7/4)^{2} x 3)

= 504

Number of cones formed = 504

**Question 10: A spherical cannon ball, 28 cm in diameter is melted and recast into a right circular conical mould, base of which is 35 cm in diameter. Find the height of the cone.**

**Solution:**

Radius of cannon ball = 14 cm

Volume of cannon ball = 4/3 Ï€ r^{3} = 4/3 Ï€ (14)^{3}

Radius of Cone = 35/2 cm

Volume of Cone = 1/3 Ï€r^{2} h = 1/3 Ï€(35/2)^{2} h

Let h be the height of the cone.

From statement:

Volume of cannon ball = Volume of Cone

â‡¨ 4/3 Ï€ (14)^{3} = 1/3 Ï€(35/2)^{2} h

h = 35.84

Therefore, height of the cone is 35.84 cm.

## RS Aggarwal Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 17 Volume and Surface Area of Solids Exercise 17B Topics:

Class 10 Maths Chapter 17 Volume and Surface Area of Solids Exercise 17B is based on the below topic:

- Conversion of solid from one shape to another and mixed problems