Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2015/Question 08 (a)
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Question 08 (a) 

A tank of water in the shape of an inverted circular cone of height 16 m and diameter 20 m at the top is being filled with water at a rate of 2 m^{3} per minute.
(a) Draw a vertical crosssection of the cone and label it with all the lengths that appear in your solution to part (b). 
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Hint 1 

What kind of dimensions do we need to solve the Question 08 (b)? 
Hint 2 

If at time the height of the water is , how would a vertical crosssection look? What extra information does the volume give? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since we want to know the rate of the change of the height of the water, we need a variable for the height. On the other hand, to use the given information on the rate of the change of the volume of the water, we introduce a variable for the radius of the circle at the top of the water. These two variables can be described on the picture of the vertical section as follows: 