Hi there, this is really a practical application question as I am building something and want to make the slice only once.
I have a sphere of known circumference - 56.5cm
At exactly 1 cm height from the bottom of the sphere, what is the diameter / circumference of the sphere?
I assume that you are looking at the cross-section of the sphere at a height 1cm above the base. This cross-section is a circle, whose radius you can find by Pythagoras' theorem.
The radius of the sphere is ~8.99cm. The radius of the circular cross-section is cm, so its diameter is twice that (and its circumference is 2π times the radius, or ~25.9cm).
Yes let me try and rephrase this
what I meant to ask what is the diameter / circumference of the circle made from a slice 1cm from the bottom of a sphere of known circumference of 56.5cm.
So conceptually, take a sphere, chop a slice 1cm thick off the top of it. What is the radius of the remaining top slice? (not the sphere as a whole)