Posted by **Yoona** on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:02am.

3. The radius r of a sphere is increasing at a constant rate of 0.04 centimeters per second. (Note: The volume of a sphere with radius r is v=4/3pir^3 ).

a. At the time when the radius of the sphere is 10 cm, what is the rate of increase of its volume?

b. At the time when the volume of the sphere is 36pi cubic centimeters, what is the rate of increase of the area of a cross section through the center of the sphere?

c. At the time when the volume and the radius of the sphere are increasing at the same numerical rate, what is the radius?

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:44am
dV/dt = 4πr^2 dr/dt

a) when r=10 and dr/dt = .04

dV/dt = 4π(100)(.04) = ...

b) when V = 36π

36π = (4/3)πr^3

27 = r^3

r = 3

cross section is a circle, A = πr^2

dA/dt = 2πr dr/dt

= 2π(3)(.04)

= ..

c) dV/dt = 4πr^2 dr/dt, but dr/dt = dV/dt = .04

.04 = 4πr^2 (.04)

4πr^2 = 1

r^2 = 1/(4π)

r = 1/(2√π) = ...

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**neha**, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2:18pm
The radius of an air bubble is increasing at what rate is the volume of the bubble increasing when the radius is 1 centimetre?

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**ps**, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:00am
The volume of sphere is increasing at the rate of 1200c.cm/sec. the rate increase in its surface area when the radius is 10cm is

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00pm
So confusing

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