5. A container shaped like a right circular cylinder having diameter 12 cm and height 15 cm is full of ice cream. The ice cream is to be filled into cones of height 12 cm and diameter 6 cm, having a hemispherical shape on the top. Find the number of such cones which can be filled with ice cream.

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Let the number of cones that can be filled with ice cream be n.

Then we can write :             

The volume of a cylinder containing ice cream  =  n ( volume of 1 ice cream cone )

                                                 \\\pi r^2_{cy}h_{cy}\ =\ n\left ( \frac{1}{3}\pi r^2_{co}h_{co}\ +\ \frac{2}{3} \pi r^3 \right )\\\\\pi\times 6^2\times 15\ =\ n\left ( \frac{1}{3}\times \pi \times 3^2 \times 12\ +\ \frac{2}{3} \pi \times 3^3 \right )\\\\n\ =\ \frac{36\times 15}{54}\\\\n=\ 10

Hence the number of cones that can be filled is 10.

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