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April 11th, 2018, 06:18 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Apr 2018 From: On Earth Posts: 34 Thanks: 0  3D Shapes with algebra
I have tried doing this many times but I cannot find the distance from X to A. Please help!

April 11th, 2018, 06:44 AM  #2 
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What are you studying? You have asked three questions that seem quite unrelated. In any case, your diagram is too small for me to read.

April 11th, 2018, 06:49 AM  #3 
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Bigger diagram

April 11th, 2018, 07:38 AM  #4 
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The required area = the area of the "base" of the discarded cone = $\pi h^2\!$.

April 12th, 2018, 04:38 AM  #5 
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April 12th, 2018, 08:07 AM  #6 
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The discarded cone is geometrically similar to the original cone so its height and base radius are equal. Its height is given as h, so its base radius is h.


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