Posted by **Nancy** on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:49pm.

the formula for the surface area of a cylinder is: A=2πrh+2πr^2 If the height of the cylinder is 10 inches, and the surface area is 200 sq. inches, determine the length of the radius

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**Bosnian**, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:42pm
A = 2 ð r h + 2 ð r ^ 2

2 ð r 10 + 2 ð r ^ 2 = 200 Divide both sides by 2 ð

10 r + r ^ 2 = 100 / ð

r ^ 2 + 10 r - 100 / ð = 0

100 / ð = 31.831

Y>ou nust solve equation :

r ^ 2 + 10 r - 31.831 = 0

The solutions are :

2.54 in

and - 12.54 in

Radius can't be negative, so soution are:

r = 2.54 in

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**Bosnian**, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:45pm
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