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Formula to calculate the girth of a cone

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I need the formula to calculate the girth of a cone. I am not having any luck. Anyone know the formula? Thanks, Mike
Mar 15 '07 #1
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Ganon11
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What do you mean by the 'girth' of a cone? What information have you been given about the cone?
Mar 15 '07 #2

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I have to write a program that includes methods that (1) should be included in my "cone" class that should be "girth" (value returning). I simply need to input a formula. I do not necessarily need to actually perform the calculations but an accurate formula would be helpful.

Is there a generic cone/girth formula...like base * height /volume????
Mar 15 '07 #3

DeMan
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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by girth, but you'll find some interesting reading on cones (including formulas for surface area, volume etc.
Here
Mar 15 '07 #4

sicarie
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I have to write a program that includes methods that (1) should be included in my "cone" class that should be "girth" (value returning). I simply need to input a formula. I do not necessarily need to actually perform the calculations but an accurate formula would be helpful.

Is there a generic cone/girth formula...like base * height /volume????
I thought girth was length around, or diameter. In a cone, this makes it more interesting. At what point do they want the girth?
Mar 15 '07 #5

DeMan
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I thought girth was length around, or diameter.
Wouldn't that be circumference?
Mar 15 '07 #6

sicarie
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Wouldn't that be circumference?
and I was just talking to Ganon about the effects of me attempting to wean myself off coffee.... >:O

Yes, you're absolutely right - circumference. (Sorry!)
Mar 15 '07 #7

DeMan
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very good!!
Mar 16 '07 #8

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