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Calculus Homework Help - Optimization Word Problem

  1. Mar 21, 2012 #1
    Calculus Homework Help -- Optimization Word Problem

    I'm in a University Calculus class, and I am having trouble with one of my homework questions. Much help would be appreciated!

    "Determine the height and radius of the cylinder of greatest volume that can be inscribed in a sphere of radius R units."

    Also, we are learning about derivatives, so if the question is solved using them, please indicate!
    Thank you so much!.
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2012 #2

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    welcome to pf!

    hi markcus! welcome to pf! :wink:

    show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 #3
    Re: Calculus Homework Help -- Optimization Word Problem

    hey i actually figured it out, i think i was just having trouble visualizing it, it's not that bad though. but thanks!
     
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