2019 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 9

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Alex and Felicia each have cats as pets. Alex buys cat food in cylindrical cans that are $6$ cm in diameter and $12$ cm high. Felicia buys cat food in cylindrical cans that are $12$ cm in diameter and $6$ cm high. What is the ratio of the volume one of Alex's cans to the volume one of Felicia's cans?

$\textbf{(A) }1:4\qquad\textbf{(B) }1:2\qquad\textbf{(C) }1:1\qquad\textbf{(D) }2:1\qquad\textbf{(E) }4:1$

Solution 1

Using the formula for the volume of a cylinder, we get that the volume of Alex's can is $3^2\cdot12\cdot\pi$, and that the volume of Felicia's can is $6^2\cdot6\cdot\pi$. Now we divide the volume of Alex's can by the volume of Felicia's can, so we get $\frac{1}{2}$, which is $\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 1:2}$ ~~SmileKat32

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