If I have a 45° right-angle cone and I place it on a table on the conical surface (not the base), there should be a line-contact along the cone (the table is tangent to the conical surface). The table can be seen as a cylinder with an infinite radius, so, my question is, what is the minimum radius cylinder that the cone can lie in, while maintaining the line-contact (remaining tangent)?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Cone lying inside a cylinder

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