Tennis balls withal diameter of 2.5 in. Are sold in cans of three. The can is a cylinder. What is the volume of the space in the can not occupied by tennis balls? Assume the balls touch the on the sides,top and bottom.
Math - MathMate, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:37pm
Height of cylinder, h
= 3 times the diameter of tennis balls
Diameter of cylinder, d
= diameter of tennis ball
Volume of cylinder
Volume of each tennis ball, v
Volume of three tennis balls
= Volume of cylinder - volume of three balls.
Math - Anonymous, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:39pm
approximately 12.27 in^3