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Optimization Problems

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1. Homework Statement
Find the dimensions of the right circular cone of maximum volume that can be inscribed in a sphere of radius 15cm.


2. Homework Equations



3. The Attempt at a Solution

let r be radius of circular base of cone
let y be height of small right triangle
let h be height of cone



r^2 + y^2=225
y=sqrt(225-r^2)

h=15+y

V=(1/3)pir^2(sqrt(225-r^2) + 15)

Now to find V'...I get to 9r^4-2670r^2+195750 = 0
0=3(3r^4-890r^2+65250)

Need to solve for r.

Took about 2323 lines.

Final dimensions; r=11.5 roughly

h=24.63

maax volume is 3411.05 ?
 
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Can somebody confirm this? Thank you :)
 

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