Question of The Day12-10-2020

The ratio of volume and curved surface area of a cone is \(2\sqrt5  : 3\). If the difference between radius and height of the cone is 5 cm, then what will be the curved surface area (in cm2) of the cone?


Correct Answer : c ) \(50\sqrt5π\)

Explanation :

Let us assume r, h, and L be the radius, height and slant height of the cone.

According to the question,

\({Volume \ of \ cone \over Curved \ surface \ area \ of \ cone}={{1\over3 }πr^2h \over πrL}\)

\({{1\over3 }πr^2h \over πrL}={2\sqrt5\over 3}\)


\(rh=2\sqrt5L\) …. (1)

Now, we know for a cone


According to the question,

r – h = 5 …… (3)

Squaring both sides, we get,

r2 + h2 – 2rh = 25 …. (4)

From equation 2 and 4

25 + 2rh = L2

Now, from equation 1


\(L^2-4\sqrt5 L-25=0\)



\(L=5\sqrt5\), and \(L=-\sqrt5\ (Not \ possible)\)

Thus, \(L=5\sqrt5\)

Putting value of L in equation 1


⇒ rh = 50 …. (5)

 From equation 3 and 5

Radius of cone = 10 cm and height of cone = 5 cm


Curved surface area of cone=\(πrL\)


Hence, (c) is the correct answer.

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