Out of a circular piece of paper, you wish to form a cone cup, so you cut out a circle wedge (with its extreme at the circle center) and join the resulting straight sides, forming a conical cup.
What size should the wedge be, to maximize the capacity of the cone?
(In reply to Another Answer
The wrong quantity r*h was maximized. The right quantity to
maximize is (r^2)*h. Stay tuned for the corrected version.
Posted by Richard
on 2005-04-02 03:40:31