# Class 9 RD Sharma Solutions – Chapter 21 Surface Area and Volume of a Sphere – Exercise 21.2 | Set 2

**Question 17. A cylindrical jar of radius 6 cm contains oil. Iron spheres each of radius 1.5 cm are immersed in the oil. How many spheres are necessary to raise the level of the oil by two centimeters?**

**Solution: **

Given that,

Radius of the cylinder jar = r1 = 6 cm,

Level to be raised = 2 cm,

Radius of each iron sphere = r2 = 1.5 cm,

Number of sphere = (Volume of Cylinder) / (Volume of Sphere)

= (Ï€ x (r1)^2 x h) / (4/3 x Ï€ x (r2)^3)

= ((r1)^2 x h) / (4/3 x (r2)^3) = (6 x 6×2) / (43 x 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5)

Hence Number of Sphere is 16.

**Question 18. A measuring jar of internal diameter 10 cm is partially filled with water. Four equal spherical balls of diameter 2 cm each are dropped in it and they sink down in water completely. What will be the change in the level of water in the jar?**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Diameter of jar = 10 cm,

Radius of jar = 5 cm,

Diameter of the spherical bowl = 2 cm,

Radius of the ball = 1 cm.

Let the level of water be raised by h

Volume of jar = 4 x (Volume of spherical ball)

Ï€ x (r1)^2 x h = 4 x (4/3 x Ï€ x (r2)^3)

(r1)^2 x h = 4 x (4/3 x (r2)^3)

5 x 5 x h = 4 x 4/3 x 1 x 1 x 1

h = 16/75 cm

Hence Height of water in jar = 16/75 cm.

**Question 19. The diameter of a sphere is 6 cm. It is melted and drawn into a wire of diameter 0.2 cm. Find the length of the wire.**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Diameter of sphere = 6 cm,

Radius of sphere = d/2 = r1 = 6/2 = 3 cm,

Diameter of the wire = 0.2 cm,

Radius of the wire = r2 = 0.1 cm,

Volume of sphere = Volume of wire

4/3 x Ï€ x (r1)^3 = Ï€(r2)^2 x h

4/3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 0.1 x 0.1 x h

h = 3600 cm = 36m

Hence length of wire = 36 m.

**Question 20. The radius of the internal and external surfaces of a hollow spherical shell are 3 cm and 5 cm respectively. If it is melted and recast into a solid cylinder of height 22/3 cm. Find the diameter of the cylinder.**

**Solution: **

Given that,

Internal radius of the sphere = r1 = 3 cm,

External radius of the sphere = r2 = 5 cm,

Height of the cylinder = h = 8/3cm,

Volume of the spherical shell = Volume of cylinder

4/3Ï€(r2

^{3}– r1^{3}) = Ï€ x (r3)^2 x h4/3(5

^{3}– 3^{3}) = 8/3 x (r3)^2(r3)^2 = âˆš49

r3 = 7 cm

Hence Diameter of the cylinder is 2 x radius = 14 cm.

**Question 21. A hemisphere of the lead of radius 7 cm is cast into a right circular cone of height 49 cm. Find the radius of the base.**

**Solution: **

Given that,

Radius of the hemisphere = Volume of cone

2/3 Ï€(r1)^3 = 1/3 Ï€(r2)^2 x h

2/3 x 7^3 = 1/3 x (r2)^2 x 49

(r2)^2 = (2x7x7x7x3) / (3×49)

(r2)^2 = 2058147

r2 = 3.47 cm

Hence radius of the base is 3.74 cm.

**Question 22. A hollow sphere of internal and external radii 2 cm and 4 cm respectively is melted into a cone of base radius 4 cm. Find the height and slant height of the cone.**

**Solution: **

Given that,

Hollow sphere external radius = r2 = 4 cm,

Internal radii = r1 = 2 cm,

Cone base radius (R) = 4 cm.

Height = h

Volume of cone = Volume of sphere

(Given)1/3 Ï€(r)^2 x h = 4/3 x Ï€ x ((r2)^2 – (r1)^2)

4^2 x h = 4(4

^{3}– 2^{3})

h = 14 cmAs we know that Slant Height = âˆš(r)

^{2}+ (h)^{2}l = âˆš(4)

^{2}+ (14)^{2}= âˆš16 + 196 = âˆš212 =14.56 cm

Hence Height of cone is 14 cm and Slant Height is 14.56 cm.

**Question 23. A metallic sphere of radius 10.5 cm is melted and thus recast into small cones, each of radius 3.5 cm and height 3 cm. Find how many cones are obtained.**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Metallic sphere of radius = 10.5 cm,

Cone radius = 3.5 cm,

Height of radius = 3 cm,

Let the number of cones obtained be x

V

_{s}= X x Volume of cone4/3 x Ï€ x (r)^3 = X x 1/3 Ï€ (r)^2 h

X = (4 x 10.5 x 10.5 x 10.5) / (3.5 x 3.5 x 3)

X =

126

Hence number of cones is 126.

**Question 24. A cone and a hemisphere have equal bases and equal volumes. Find the ratio of their heights.**

**Solution:**

Given that,

A cone and a hemisphere have equal bases and volumes.

Volume of cone = Volume of hemisphere

1/3Ï€r

^{2}h = 2/3Ï€r^{3}r

^{2}h = 2r^{3}h = 2r

h x r = 2/1

h : r = 2:1

Therefore the ratio is 2 : 1

**Question 25. A cone, a hemisphere, and a cylinder stand on equal bases and have the same height. Show that their volumes are in the ratio 1:2:3.**

**Solution: **

Given that,

A cone, a hemisphere and a cylinder stand on one equal bases and have the same weight

hence,

Volume of cone : Volume of hemisphere : Volume of cylinder

1/3 Ï€r

^{2}h : 2/3 Ï€r^{3}: Ï€r^{2}hMultiplying by 3

Ï€r

^{2}h : 2Ï€r^{3}: 3Ï€r^{2}hÏ€r

^{3}: 2Ï€r^{3}: 3Ï€r^{3}(Given that r = h and r^{2}h = r^{3})

Hence, the ratio is 1:2:3.

**Question 26. A cylindrical tub of radius 12 cm contains water to a depth of 20 cm. A spherical form ball is dropped into the tub and thus the level of water is raised by 6.75 cm. What is the radius of the ball?**

**Solution: **

Given that,

Radius of cylindrical tub = 12 cm,

Depth = 20 cm,

Let r be the radius of the ball then,

Volume of the ball = Volume of water raised

4/3 x Ï€ x (r)^3 = Ï€ x (r)^2 x h

r^3 = (3.14x(12)2 x 6.75 x 3) / 4

r^3 = 729

r =

9 cm

Hence radius of the ball is 9 cm.

**Question 27. The largest sphere is carved out of a cube of side 10.5 cm. Find the volume of the sphere.**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Side of cube = 10.5 cm,

Diameter of the largest sphere = 10.5 cm so r = 5.25 cm

Volume of sphere = 4/3Ï€r

^{3}= 4/3 Ã— 22/7 Ã— 5.25 Ã— 5.25 Ã— 5.25= 606.375 cm^{3}

Hence Volume of Sphere is 606.375 cm^{3}.

**Question 28. A sphere, a cylinder, and a cone have the same diameter. The height of the cylinder and also the cone are equal to the diameter of the sphere. Find the ratio of their volumes.**

**Solution:**

Let us assume that r be the common radius and,

Height of the cone = Height of the cylinder = 2r

(Given)Let’s assume that,

v1 = Volume of sphere = 4/3 Ï€r

^{3}v2 = Volume of cylinder = Ï€r

^{2}h = Ï€r^{2}Ã— 2rv3 = Volume of cone = 1/3Ï€r

^{2}h = 1/3Ï€r^{3}Now

v1 : v2 : v3 = 4/3Ï€r

^{3}: 2Ï€r^{3}: 2/3Ï€r^{3}= 4 : 6 : 2 =

2 : 3 : 1

Hence the ratio of their volumes is 2 : 3 : 1.

**Question 29. A cube of side 4 cm contains a sphere touching its side. Find the volume of the gap in between.**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Cube side = 4cm

Volume of cube = (4 cm)

^{3}= 64 cm^{3}Diameter of the sphere = Length of the side of the cube = 4 cm

Therefore radius of the sphere = 2cm

Volume of the sphere = 4/3Ï€r

^{3}= 4/3 Ã— 22/7 Ã— (2)^{3}= 33.52 cm^{3}Volume of gap = Volume of cube – Volume of sphere

= 64 – 33.52 =

30.48 cm^{3}

Hence the volume of the gap in between is 30.48 cm^{3}.

**Question 30. A hemispherical tank is made up of an iron sheet 1 cm thick. If the inner radius is 1 m, then find the volume of the iron used to make the tank.**

**Solution: **

Given that,

Inner radius of the hemispherical tank = 1 m = r1,

Thickness of the hemispherical tank = 1 cm = 0.01 m,

Outer radius of hemispherical tank = r2 = (1 + 0.01) = 1.01 m,

Volume of iron used to make the tank = 2/3 Ï€ x ((r2)

^{3}– (r1)^{3})= 2/3 x 22/7 x [(1.01)

^{3}– (1)^{3}]=

0.06348 m^3

Hence volume of the iron used to make the tank is 0.06348 m^{3}.

**Question 31. A capsule of medicine is in the shape of a sphere of diameter 3.5 mm. How much medicine (mm3) is needed to fill this capsule?**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Diameter of capsule = 3.5 mm

Radius = 3.5/2 = 1.75 mm

Volume of spherical sphere = 4/3Ï€r

^{3}= 4/3 Ã— 22/7 Ã— (1.75)

^{3}=

22.458 mm^{3}

Therefore 22.46 mm^{3 }of medicine is required.

**Question 32. The diameter of the moon is approximately one-fourth of the diameter of the earth. What is the earth the volume of the moon?**

**Solution:**

Given that,

Diameter of moon = 1/4th Diameter of earth.

Let us assume, diameter of earth is d, so radius = d/2

Then diameter of moon = d/4

Radius = d/8

Volume of moon = 4/3Ï€r

^{3}= 4/3Ï€(d/8)3 = 4/3 x (1/512) x Ï€d^{3}Volume of earth = 4/3Ï€r

^{3}= 4/3Ï€(d/2)3 = 4/3 x (1/8) x Ï€d^{3}(Volume of moon) / (Volume of earth) = 1/64

Hence the volume of the moon is 1/64 of volume of earth.

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