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Cutting Contrives Conical Cup (Posted on 2005-04-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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?

See The Solution Submitted by Old Original Oskar!    
Rating: 4.0000 (2 votes)

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re(4): Extension to this problem... -- numerical solution | Comment 16 of 17 |
(In reply to re(3): Extension to this problem... -- numerical solution by Alec)

Alec wrote:
Erm... Why Hugo?

Good question.  I was obviously wrong, the 360 degree cone doesn't have any volume.  I should know better then doubting Charlie's solutions.


  Posted by Hugo on 2005-04-10 09:12:23
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