A frustum of a right circular cone with height h, lower base radius R, and top radius
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A frustum of a right circular cone with height h, lower base radius R, and top radius r. Find it's volume. 2. Relevant equations We are currently learning the Method of Washers and the Method of Cylindrical Shells so I believe we are supposed to use this somehow. 3. The attempt at a solution Here is an image of the 3d object if it helps! http://i.imgur.com/KibfO.png If the above doesn't work use this link: http://i.imgur.com/KibfO.png The following is my work. The first image is my work trying method of washers. The answer I obtained is wrong. The second image is my work trying cylindrical shells. I have not attempted this answer because I only have one attempt left. Please let me know where I am going wrong! Method of washers: http://i.imgur.com/sCONu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/sCONu.jpg Cylindrical Shells: http://i.imgur.com/yKUmH.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yKUmH.jpg Thank you SO much in advance for your help! ***I ended up getting the answer. After rechecking my work (again) I found that I accidentally dropped an x. 
Re: A frustum of a right circular cone with height h, lower base radius R, and top ra
can you explain your work in the second picture? thanks!

All times are GMT 5. The time now is 05:21 PM. 
Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000  2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2014 Physics Forums