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Homework

Volume and Area of Pyramid, Cone and Sphere

1. Find the total surface area of each of the following pyramids.

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3. Find the height of each of the following pyramids with

(a) volume 63 cm3, base area 21 cm2,
(b) volume 270 cm3, base area 54 cm2,
(c) volume 714 cm3, base area 102 cm2.
4. Find the base area and the length of each side of the base of the following square
pyramids with
(a) volume 48 cm3, height 4 cm,
(b) volume 216 cm3, height 8 cm,
(c) volume 588 cm3, height 9 cm.
5. VABCD is a rectangular pyramid with a base measuring 20 cm by 15 cm. E is the
midpoint of AC and BD and VE = 20 cm. Calculate the volume of VABCD.

6. In the diagram, a part of the pyramid is cut away. Calculate the remaining volume of the
pyramid.

7. The diagram shows a pyramid with a square base of x cm. The volume of the square
pyramid is 3840 cm3.
(a) Find the length, x cm, of each side of the base.
(b) Find the total surface area of the pyramid.
20 cm

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8. In the figure, a pyramid of volume 640 cm3 is cut out from a solid cuboid.

(a) Find the height of the pyramid.

(b) The remaining solid is melted and moulded into a pyramid with a square base of sides
15 cm. Find the height of the pyramid, giving your answer correct to 3 significant
figures.
9. Find the total surface area and the volume of each of the following cones. Give your
answers correct to 2 decimal places where necessary. (Take = 3.142)

10. Taking = 3.142, find the slant height of a cone with

(a) a curved surface area 596.98 cm2 and base radius 10 cm,
(b) a curved surface area 1021.15 cm2 and base radius 13 cm,
(c) a curved surface area 282.78 cm2 and base diameter 12 cm.
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11. Taking = 3.142, find the base area of a cone with

(a) a slant height 15 cm and curved surface area 282.78 cm2,
(b) a slant height 16 cm and curved surface area 502.72 cm2,
(c) a volume 2262.24 cm3 and height 15 cm.
12. The diagram below shows a solid cone with a part of it cut away. Calculate the volume of
the remaining cone. (Take = 3.142)

(a) Find the base radius, r, of the cone.

(b) Given that the volume of the cone is 28869.44 cm3, find the height of the cone. Give
(c) The cone is to be coated with paint. Find the cost of painting the cone if 100 cm2 of
(Take = 3.142)
14. Find the surface area and volume of the following spheres/hemispheres. Give your
answers correct to 2 decimal places where necessary. (Take = 3.142)

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15. (a) Taking = 3.142, find the radius and the surface area of a sphere with
(i)
(ii)

a volume 3054.024 cm3,

a volume 14139 cm3.

(b) Taking = 3.142, find the radius and the volume of a hollow hemisphere with
(i)
(ii)

an outer curved surface area of 226.224 cm2,

an outer curved surface area of 904.896 cm2.

16. The diagram shows a hemispherical plastic bowl of internal radius 5 cm and thickness 0.5
cm. Find
(a) the capacity of the bowl,
(b) the volume of plastic used to make the bowl.
(Take = 3.142)

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17. A solid sphere was remoulded into four spheres of radii 3 cm, 6 cm, 9 cm and 12 cm. Find
(a) the radius of the solid sphere before it was remoulded and give your answer correct to
2 decimal places,
(b) the mass of the solid if the density of the solid was
(Take = 3.142)

1
g/cm3.
5

18. Find the total surface area and the volume of the following solids. Give your answers
correct to 2 decimal places where necessary. (Take = 3.142)

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19. The volume of a sphere with radius of 15 cm is the same as a hemisphere with radius of x
cm. Find the value of x, giving your answer correct to 3 significant figures. (Take =
3.142)
20. The diagram below shows a solid that consists of a hemisphere and a cone. The height
and the slant height of the cone are 35 cm and 36 cm respectively and its curved surface
area is 432 cm2. Find
(a) the base radius of the cone,
(b) the volume of the solid in terms of ,
(c) the total surface area of the solid in terms of .
36 cm

21. A container is made up of a cylinder and a hemisphere of the same diameter 12 cm. When
600 cm3 of water is poured into the container, the depth of water is x cm. Find the value of
x. (Take = 3.142)

22. The diagram shows a solid that is made up of a cone and a cylinder base. Calculate
(a) the volume of the cylinder,
(b) the volume of the cone,
(c) the mass of the solid, in kg, if the density of the solid is 0.52 g/cm3. Give your answer
correct to 3 significant figures.
(Take = 22/7)

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23. A metal sphere is melted and moulded into cylindrical coins.

(a) Find the volume of the sphere, giving your answer correct to 2 decimal places.
(b) Find the volume of one cylindrical coin, giving your answer correct to 2 decimal
places.
(c) How many cylindrical coins can be formed from the sphere? Give your answer
correct to the nearest whole number.
(Take = 3.142)
24. The original volume of water in a rectangular tank is 14000 cm3. After a solid sphere is
dropped into the tank, the water level rises to a height of 30 cm.

(a) Find the value of the original water level of the tank, x.