2010 AIME I Problems/Problem 11
Problem
Let be the region consisting of the set of points in the coordinate plane that satisfy both and . When is revolved around the line whose equation is , the volume of the resulting solid is , where , , and are positive integers, and are relatively prime, and is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find .
Solution
The inequalities are equivalent to . We can set them equal to find the two points of intersection, . This implies that one of , from which we find that . The region is a triangle, as shown above. When revolved about the line , the resulting solid is the union of two right cones that share the same base and axis.
Let denote the height of the left and right cones, respectively (so ), and let denote their common radius. The volume of a cone is given by ; since both cones share the same base, then the desired volume is . The distance from the point to the line is given by . The distance between and is given by . Thus, the answer is . (Note to MAA: Is it a coincidence that this is the number of days in a non-leap year?)
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