2021 JMPSC Sprint Problems/Problem 13

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Problem

Grace places a pencil in a cylindrical cup and is surprised to see that it fits diagonally. The pencil is $17$ units long and of negligible thickness. The cup is $8$ units tall. The volume of the cup can be written as $k \pi$ cubic units. Find $k$.

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Solution

By the Pythagorean Theorem, we have that the diameter of the cylinder's base is 15 units long. Thus, the cylinder's base has radius $\frac{15}{2}$ units. Thus, the volume of the cylinder is $\left(\frac{15}{2}\right)^2\cdot8\pi=\boxed{450}\pi.$

~Lamboreghini

Solution 2

The diameter is $15$. Therefore, \[\pi \left(\frac{15}{2}\right)^2 \cdot 8=450 \pi\]SO, $k=\boxed{450}$

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See also

  1. Other 2021 JMPSC Sprint Problems
  2. 2021 JMPSC Sprint Answer Key
  3. All JMPSC Problems and Solutions

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