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• Aug 10th 2006, 04:17 AM
mellisaj12
please help me
i have two maths questions in my homework im stuck on.
1.an empty 750 ml glass bottle has a mass of 89 grams when it is full of water what is its mass.
2. here are three cross sections of the same solid. cirlce,triangle and oval. name it
• Aug 10th 2006, 05:14 AM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by mellisaj12
i have two maths questions in my homework im stuck on.
1.an empty 750 ml glass bottle has a mass of 89 grams when it is full of water what is its mass.
2. here are three cross sections of the same solid. cirlce,triangle and oval. name it

1. Water at 4 C has a density of 1 g/mL, so the bottle will have 750 g of water in it. Thus the bottle + water has a total mass of 839 g.

2. The object is a cone. (I can't draw the pictures, sorry!)

-Dan
• Aug 10th 2006, 05:20 AM
Quick
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Originally Posted by topsquark

2. The object is a cone. (I can't draw the pictures, sorry!)

-Dan

Where's the oval?
• Aug 10th 2006, 05:22 AM
mellisaj12
a big thanks to Dan
i just want to let Dan know i am thankful for answering my questions. I have never been very good at maths and as my daughter is getting older its becoming more difficult
• Aug 10th 2006, 05:26 AM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by Quick
Where's the oval?

Imagine the cone is "sitting" on its circular base. Now consider a plane cutting the cone at an angle.

You can probably get a decent set of cross-section diagrams by looking up "conic sections" on the internet.

-Dan
• Aug 10th 2006, 05:27 AM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by mellisaj12
i just want to let Dan know i am thankful for answering my questions. I have never been very good at maths and as my daughter is getting older its becoming more difficult

Always pleased to be of help. :)

-Dan
• Aug 10th 2006, 07:06 AM
Soroban
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Originally Posted by topsquark
Imagine the cone is "sitting" on its circular base.
Now consider a plane cutting the cone at an angle.

Brilliant, Dan!
I had difficulty with the "oval" (ellipse) but you made it so obvious.

Code:

```              A               *             / \             /  \           /    \           /      *D         /    *  \         /  *      \       / *          \     B* - - - - - - - *C```

$\Delta ABC$ is a side view of a circular cone (it doesn't have to be "right").

A slanted plane cut through the plane, passing through $B$ and $D$,
. . and the top portion is removed.

From the front, we see $\Delta BCD.$

From the top, we see a circle with diameter $BC.$

From the left, we see an ellipse with major axis $BD.$

Does this have a name? . . . other than "circular conical wedge"?

• Aug 10th 2006, 08:25 AM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by Soroban

Brilliant, Dan!
I had difficulty with the "oval" (ellipse) but you made it so obvious.

Code:

```              A               *             / \             /  \           /    \           /      *D         /    *  \         /  *      \       / *          \     B* - - - - - - - *C```

$\Delta ABC$ is a side view of a circular cone (it doesn't have to be "right").

A slanted plane cut through the plane, passing through $B$ and $D$,
. . and the top portion is removed.

From the front, we see $\Delta BCD.$

From the top, we see a circle with diameter $BC.$

From the left, we see an ellipse with major axis $BD.$

Does this have a name? . . . other than "circular conical wedge"?

It probably does. I never did 3D geometry so I'm a little uncertain.

I appreciate the comment of "brilliant" but I can't take credit for it. Any Intermediate level Mechanics book has a picture of this, owing to motion under an inverse square force law. This diagram shows the different types of orbit due to Newton's Law of Gravitation...the "conic sections." Which means you can get a parabola and a hyperbola as well, given the correct angle for the cross section. (The cone is "doubled" by continuing it through its point.)

-Dan