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The total area of a cylinder is 40. If height = 8, find the radius. (The formula for total area used in class is: Total area = 2πrh + 2πr²)

Friday, July 23rd, 2010


The total area is  40π=2πrh+2πr^2
=2πr*8 + 2πr²
=16πr + 2πr²
=16r + 2r²

If we rearrange the terms and divide the terms by 2 (in order to simplify the equation), we get:

r2 + 8r – 20 = 0

(r+10)  (r-2) = 0

r = 2  or  -10

Therefore, r = 2 (assuming that -10 is not an option!).

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