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  • Related Benchmark: MAFS.912.G-GMD.1.3
  • Reporting Category: Geometry: Geometric Measurement & Dimension
  • Type: EE: Equation Editor
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Question:

    A phosphate is mined, it moves along a conveyor belt, falling off of the end of the belt into the shape of a right circular cone, as shown.

    A shorter conveyor belt also has phosphate falling off of the end into the shape of a right circular cone. The height of the second pile of phosphate is 3.6 feet shorter than the height of the first. The volume of both piles is the same.

    To the nearest tenth of a foot, what is the diameter of the second pile of phosphate?

  • Answer Key:
    55.6