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Find the radius of the smaller circle.

Note by Indulal Gopal
4 years ago

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Using Basic proportionality theorem \(\frac{r}{12} = \frac{12}{20} \Rightarrow r = \frac{144}{20} = \boxed{7.2}\)

Snehdeep Arora - 4 years ago

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Once you find the like triangles it's not that hard anymore :)

Ton De Moree - 4 years ago

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exactly

Indulal Gopal - 4 years ago

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I converted it into a problem of Straight Lines. Mapping the distance of the centre of a sphere from the topmost point on the y axis , and radius on the x axis, I calculated slope by calculating dy/dx of the given 2 spheres as (52-20)/(12-20) = -4 . Then using the equation of straight line y=mx+c and putting the value of y=52 and x=12, 52=(-4)x12 +c, c comes out to be 100. Then for the unknown radius , we know y=64+r and x=r. Solving this 64+r=(-4) x r +100 which gives r=7.2........ Cool approach, isn't it?

Priyank Agarwal - 4 years ago

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but just have a little hard to understand your formula...

Yen Loong - 4 years ago

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N ths is a prblm -_- Simply,36/5 gives 7.2

Sayan Chakraborty - 4 years ago

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Where'd you get 36 and 5?

Ryan Wood - 4 years ago

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r = 7.2cm

Salmaan Shahid - 4 years ago

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Salman , I think you made an error. Its not 5 cm. Think and do. You can solve it

Indulal Gopal - 4 years ago

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20:12 = 5:3 12:r = 5:3 r = 3:5 x 12 r = 7,2 what a simple

Hadia Qadir - 2 years, 1 month ago

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Just basic proportionality funda and you are through. r/12=12/20 r=7.2cm

Yash Mirani - 3 years, 3 months ago

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7.2 cm

Sumeet Saini - 3 years, 4 months ago

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72

Sumeet Saini - 3 years, 4 months ago

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4

Sumeet Saini - 3 years, 4 months ago

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20/12=12/r r=7.2

Nabila Ahmed - 3 years, 4 months ago

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Similar triangles

7.2 cm

Sabab Ahad - 3 years, 11 months ago

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This problem can be resolved by using Geometric progression. The rays are in G.P. . So 20/12=5/3 it's the common ratio. 12/5/3= 7,2=r

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use basic proportionality theorem r/12=12/20 r=7.2

Arnav Rupde - 4 years ago

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7.2

Yunus Arefin - 4 years ago

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It is too easy to be the problem of the day .r=7.2cm

Rajarshi Chatterjee - 4 years ago

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7.2

Rudresh Trivedi - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm

Tan Li Xuan - 4 years ago

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3

AnNan Khan - 4 years ago

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7.2

Aditya Singh - 4 years ago

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I think the proper answer is 7.2cm if I no mistaken...

Yen Loong - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm

Bobby Jim - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm...

Prathamesh Kulkarni - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm

Priyank Agarwal - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm

Shohidul Islam - 4 years ago

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7.2cm?? or 4.0cm??

Philips Zephirum Lam - 4 years ago

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7.2

Jarrar Hassan - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm

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7.2

Adeeb Zaman - 4 years ago

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...Well... \(\dfrac{12}{20}=\dfrac{x}{12}\Rightarrow x=\boxed{\dfrac{36}{5}}\). Waaay too simple.

Daniel Liu - 4 years ago

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but how do you get 36/5 ?

Yen Loong - 4 years ago

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From above we can get \(x = \frac{144}{20} = \frac{36}{5}\)

Snehdeep Arora - 4 years ago

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radius is 7.2cm

Ravi Teja - 4 years ago

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The answer is not 7.2?

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7.2 cm

Kunal Rmth - 4 years ago

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7.2 cm.

Lim S. - 4 years ago

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1.2

Sid Silva - 4 years ago

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Nope :)

Ton De Moree - 4 years ago

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Is the answer 4.8?

Maharnab Mitra - 4 years ago

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No, it's not.

Ton De Moree - 4 years ago

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