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Question C 01

A mollusc grows inside a shell and produces new shell material at its opening (indicated in the image below in bold)

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The volume of the shell can be approximated as that of a cone of base radius r and height h.

MATH102 December 2013 Question C 01 2.png

Given that the height of the cone grows at a constant rate of 0.1 cm/year, at what rate will the volume of the cone be changing when and cm? Leave your answer in terms of .

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