Yay! The September term break is finally over! It’s been an epic week of intensely choking *joss sticks* smoke, intensely *havoc* students, and … umm … intense gastric pains 🙁

To ‘celebrate’ her temporary liberation from *havoc* students and gastric pains, Miss Loi decided to reward herself with some yummy ice-cream. And so fate has it that she approached an ice cream uncle in between some hardcore shopping at Orchard Road.

This ice cream uncle was unique. He actually sold them in cones of two sizes. Seeing that the size of the large cone could end up with her paying more for a visit to Mary Chia, Miss Loi decided to go for the small cone.

But here’s the twist: the uncle has *two* different types of small cones which he insisted are of the same size and volume. However, Miss Loi smelled a rat and a quick scan with her super-duper bionic eyes revealed the following:

It was indicated on the large cone (with base radius `r` mm and height `h` mm) that its volume is 320 mm^{3}.

- Small cone
`A`has a base radius of mm and height of mm. - Small cone
`B`is similar to the large cone, with a base radius of mm.

Fears of Mary Chia aside, she still doesn’t want to be ripped off by this ice cream uncle! So can you help Miss Loi decide which cone (`A` or `B`) to get?

**IMPORTANT: ** Miss Loi left her calculator in the car! So please don’t waste time trying to calculate stuffs like `h` and `r`! Also she’s kicking herself for also leaving in the car her textbook with the *Similarity and Congruency* chapter, the chapter that contains some *obscure formulae for non-triangular figures* which her students always never memorize!

## 11 Comments

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OMG! Buy one ice-cream cone also need to do Maths sum. I give up. I go Swensen's eat Earthquake.

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Hehe guess this is 职业病…. What to do?

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CONE A CONE A!~(tho i feel b is larger in substance but de bigger it is de bigger de toothache is too>.>)

for the largecone

πr^{2}h= 960 (volume is fixed as per se)volume for cone A: Don't miss out the

πin your working!volume = x

πvolume = ( ∵

πr^{2}h= 960)volume = 90 for cone a..90mm

^{3}?cone B on de otherhand..let r of cone b be k

and volume of cone b be L

k/r = 3/4 (given)

(3/4)^2 = L/320

L = 180 (An incredulous 90mm discrapancy..time to call CASE and start sueing?)

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Kiroii, cheers to you for getting the volume of Cone

Acorrectly (As usual, please see comments in red).For Cone

B, before you start calling CASE, please quickly open your textbook and refer to the formula forsimilar figures. Look under the one that deals with thevolumesof two similar figures.曜

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huh?>.< i dun get what u mean by opening my text book and refering to the formula for similar figures..got formula *meh? if memory serves it's jus ratio?

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OH NOW I SEE LOL! i shouldnt have square it should have cubed it LOL! kk got iit got it..sry sry carelessness

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Yes it is vital to remember that for two

similarfiguresXandY,For volume, you

cubethe dimensional ratio:For area, you

squarethe dimensional ratio:So can you find the volume of Cone

Bnow?曜

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and volume of cone b be L

k/r = 3/4 (given)

(3/4)^3 = L/320

L =

~~136~~135 (never-de-less still having disparity furthermore his context of admission that both cones are equal should be more then enough to call CASE against unscrupulous businessmen..)曜

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Umm ... please see correction. Your working's fine but you really need to cut down on your careless mistakes.

Anyway consumer rights are an urban legend in Singapore 🙂

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true cant refute that..one can hardly assert himself

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since (3/4) > (1/2), B is larger than A.