5. A vessel is in the form of an inverted cone. Its height is 8 cm and the radius of its top, which is open, is 5 cm. It is filled with water up to the brim. When lead shots, each of which is a sphere of radius 0.5 cm are dropped into the vessel, one-fourth of the water flows out. Find the number of lead shots dropped in the vessel.

                    

Answers (1)

According to the question :

 Water spilled from the container  =   Volume of lead balls.

Let us assume the number of lead balls to be n.

Thus the equation becomes :

                                   \frac{1}{4}\times Volume_{cone}\ =\ n\times \frac{4}{3} \pi r^3

or                              \frac{1}{4}\times \frac{1}{3}\pi\times5^2\times 8\ =\ n\times \frac{4}{3} \pi\times 0.5^3

or                                          n\ =\ \frac{25\times 8}{16\times \left ( \frac{1}{2} \right )^3}

or                                           n\ =\ 100

Hence the number of lead shots dropped are 100.

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