Your differentiation looks to be correct, but where does that formula come from ?
The middle term is the volume of a hemishere, but what is that term on the right, and why are they equal.
Hello,
The following problem indicates that the answer is -1/5, but I am inclined to think that it is -1/3 based on my derivative calculations. Is this an error of mine or theirs? Note: solving only part A of the problem is necessary (not the whole thing), and that is all I provided.
Problem
A candy company needs a custom box for their truffles. The total volume of the box is , where is the height of the box and is the radius of the box. Originally, the candy box was designed to have a height of 6 inches and a radius of 2 inches, but the shipper suggests that the boxes be made slightly shorter. You now need to adjust the radius so that the height is reduced to 5.75 inches but the volume remains constant.
A. Find the value of at the point .
My Work:
Implicit Differentiation:
Slope:
O.K. that explains that, but now look at your calculation in post 3, specifically in going from five lines from the bottom to four lines from the bottom. What happened to the first term ?
I get (-1/5) for the final answer.