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November 12th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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I've been trying to solve this for a while and I can't get it right. Please help.

Calculate the ratio of the volumes of two cylinders whose dimensions are in the ratio 5 : 8.


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$V = \pi r^2 h$

$\dfrac {V_5}{V_8} = \dfrac{\pi (5r)^2 (5h)}{\pi (8r)^2 (8h)}=\left(\dfrac 5 8 \right)^3=\dfrac{125}{256}$
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If two solids, each with finite, non-zero volume, are geometrically similar, with a scale ratio of a:b, their volumes are in the ratio a³:b³.
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Hi, You can use this simple formula: V = hπr^2.

I am not an expert. So I Generally find online calculation tools, like Math-Calculator, AshBox etc. If you want to find quick answers.
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