Q : 3 A soft drink is available in two packs – (i) a tin can with a rectangular base of length 5 cm and width 4 cm, having a height of 15 cm and (ii) a plastic cylinder with circular base of diameter 7 cm and height 10 cm. Which container has greater capacity and by how much?
(i) The dimension of the rectangular base of the tin can =
Height of the can =
The volume of the tin can =
(ii) The radius of the circular base of the plastic cylinder =
Height of the cylinder =
Volume of the plastic cylinder =
Clearly, the plastic cylinder has more capacity than the rectangular tin can.
The difference in capacity =