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A well of diameter 3 m is dug 14 m deep. The earth taken out of it has been spread evenly all around it in the shape of a circular ring of width 4 m to form an embankment. Find the height of the embankment.

4. A well of diameter 3 m is dug 14 m deep. The earth taken out of it has been spread evenly all around it in the shape of a circular ring of width 4 m to form an embankment. Find the height of the embankment.

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According to the question, the volume is conserved here :

 The volume of soil dug out   =  Volume of the embankment made.

Let the height of the embankment is h.

  \\\pi r^2_1h'\ =\ \pi\left ( r^2_2\ -\ r^2_1 \right )h\\\\\pi \left ( \frac{3}{2} \right )^2\times 14\ =\ \pi\left ( \left ( \frac{11}{2} \right )^2\ -\ \left ( \frac{3}{2} \right )^2 \right )h\\\\h\ =\ \frac{9}{8}\ m

Hence the height of the embankment made is 1.125 m.

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