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    Unhappy TRIG! Help me please!

    You have a cone shaped bag. At the bottom of the bag is an orange with a radius of 2 inches. On top of the orange is a melon with a radius of 6 inches. It touches the orange and fits snugly in the bag, touching it in a ring around the orange. Its top is at the same level as the top of the bag. All of this is illustrated in this crude figure:



    The height of the cone is inches, and its radius is inches.

    Hint: Draw a picture. Note that the radii of the orange and the melon meet the cone perpendicularly where it touches the fruit.

    I have no idea how to attack this problem! HELP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MathNeedy18 View Post
    You have a cone shaped bag. At the bottom of the bag is an orange with a radius of 2 inches. On top of the orange is a melon with a radius of 6 inches. It touches the orange and fits snugly in the bag, touching it in a ring around the orange. Its top is at the same level as the top of the bag. All of this is illustrated in this crude figure:



    The height of the cone is inches, and its radius is inches.

    Hint: Draw a picture. Note that the radii of the orange and the melon meet the cone perpendicularly where it touches the fruit.

    I have no idea how to attack this problem! HELP!
    What IS the problem? You haven't actually asked a question yet!

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    oh sorry!
    What is the height of the cone (inches)?
    What is its radius (inches)?
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