hi, I have this question.

4 spheres of radius 10 are placed on a table so that each touches 2 others. another sphere is placed on top. Find the height of the top of this fifth sphere above the table.

thanks :)

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- Apr 7th 2010, 07:47 PMxiukhung1 sphere on top of 4 spheres
hi, I have this question.

4 spheres of radius 10 are placed on a table so that each touches 2 others. another sphere is placed on top. Find the height of the top of this fifth sphere above the table.

thanks :) - Apr 7th 2010, 09:15 PMWilmer
- Apr 8th 2010, 01:41 AMxiukhung
- Apr 8th 2010, 04:56 AMSoroban
Hello, xiukhung!

Quote:

Four spheres of radius 10 are placed on a table so that each touches 2 others.

Another sphere is placed on top.

Find the height of the top of this fifth sphere above the table.

The centers of the four spheres form a square with side

It is units above the table.

The center of the fifth sphere forms a square-base pyramid.

All of its edges have length

We find that the height of this pyramid is

The top of the fifth sphere is units above the pyramid.

Hence, the top of that sphere is: . units high.

Answer: .

- Apr 8th 2010, 03:52 PMxiukhung
Thanks a lot, what about this problem?

A sphere of radius length 8cm rests on top of a hollow inverted cone of height 15 cm whose vertical angle is 60 degrees. Find the height of the centre of the sphere above the vertex of the cone. - Apr 9th 2010, 01:17 AMearboth
I'm not certain if I understand your question correctly.

If the attached image describes the situation completely then you'll get x by using the Sine function:

Solve for x.

By the way: If you have a new question use a new thread. Otherwise you risk that no member of the forum will realize that you need further assistance.