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# Formula to calculate the girth of a cone

 P: 49 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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 Expert 2.5K+ P: 3,652 What do you mean by the 'girth' of a cone? What information have you been given about the cone? Mar 15 '07 #2

 P: 49 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

 100+ P: 1,806 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

 Expert Mod 2.5K+ P: 4,677 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

 100+ P: 1,806 I thought girth was length around, or diameter. Wouldn't that be circumference? Mar 15 '07 #6

 Expert Mod 2.5K+ P: 4,677 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

 100+ P: 1,806 very good!! Mar 16 '07 #8