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# Circular Cylinder Problem | AMC-10A, 2001 | Problem 21

Try this beautiful problem from Geometry based on Circular Cylinder.

## Circular Cylinder Problem - AMC-10A, 2001- Problem 21

A right circular cylinder with its diameter equal to its height is inscribed in a right circular cone. The cone has diameter $10$ and altitude $12$, and the axes of the cylinder and cone coincide. Find the radius of the cylinder.

• $\frac{30}{23}$
• $\frac{30}{11}$
• $\frac{15}{11}$
• $\frac{17}{11}$
• $\frac{3}{2}$

### Key Concepts

Geometry

Cylinder

cone

Answer: $\frac{30}{11}$

AMC-10A (2001) Problem 21

Pre College Mathematics

## Try with Hints

Given that the diameter equal to its height is inscribed in a right circular cone.Let the diameter and the height of the right circular cone be $2r$.And also The cone has diameter $10$ and altitude $12$, and the axes of the cylinder and cone coincide.we have to find out the radius of the cylinder.Now if we can show that $\triangle AFE \sim \triangle AGC$, then we can find out the value of $r$

Can you now finish the problem ..........

Given that $Bc=10$,$AG=12$,$HL=FG=2r$. Therefore $AF=12-2r$,$FE=r$,$GC=5$

Now the $\triangle AFE \sim \triangle AGC$, Can you find out the radius from from this similarity property.......?

can you finish the problem........

Since $\triangle AFE \sim \triangle AGC$, we can write $\frac{AF}{FE}=\frac{AG}{GC}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{12-2r}{r}=\frac{12}{5}$

$\Rightarrow r=\frac{30}{11}$

Therefore the radius of the cylinder is $\frac{30}{11}$