# height/surface/volume ratios

• May 21st 2009, 05:54 PM
bookbaby84
height/surface/volume ratios
Hope all you experts out there don't mind helping me again. How do I work out the ratio of two heights (4cm and 2cm)? I also need to work out the ratios for surface areas and for volume... Do I find them the same way as finding the height?

• May 22nd 2009, 02:16 AM
Singaporean
the ratio of heights is 2:4 = 1:2
The ratio of the surface area is \$\displaystyle 2^2\$:\$\displaystyle 4^2\$ = 4:16 = 1:4
the ratio for the volume is \$\displaystyle 2^3\$:\$\displaystyle 4^3\$ = 8:64 = 1:8

yea should be correct
• May 22nd 2009, 05:44 PM
bookbaby84
ratios
When I type in 2^2:4^2 the answer comes up as 256! Am I doing something wrong?
• May 23rd 2009, 11:14 AM
HallsofIvy
Quote:

Originally Posted by bookbaby84
When I type in 2^2:4^2 the answer comes up as 256! Am I doing something wrong?

What are you typing it into? 256= (2^2) to the fourth power.
• May 26th 2009, 08:43 PM
bookbaby84
ratio
I typed in 2 and then the X2 button, then the ':' button, then 4 and then the X2 button again... (Worried) Thanks again