On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 23:02:59 -0400, the opaque Guess who
Oops, I did give sphere, didn't I? <sigh> Mea culpa.
That's OK, though. Judging by his response to the proper formula, the
OP doesn't have anything CLOSE to a clue anyway. Spoonfeeding time.
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Thanks for the help.
I was raised in an area of Canada known as the Yukon and never saw a school
until I was 14.
I'm a stone and wood carver and it pays my bills. If I could afford to go to
school I would.
Pay no attention. My father had little schooling, but was likely the
cleverest man I ever met. It showed in what he did with the schooling
he had, and the use of his brain in his trade. You'll find that the
smartest people all around are the humblest. They're smart enough to
know how little they know in the scheme of things. A good way to
reply would be to show some photos of your work in
I'm not all that short on education, but there are a ton of big gaps.
My dad was not much of a teacher. I had read at least 1500 scfi novels before I
could write longhand.
I have 2 years of college towards a degree in psychology but a basic
understanding of math, grammar, and punctuation escape me.
Most of my paid work is pretty mundane, mostly fireplace and mantle work for the
rich an famous.
My artistic hobby work just brings me trouble.
I carve in the style of the Haida Gwaii but I'm a pink skinned red haired
Anyway, I have to go float a dock...thanks for the help.
Well, I certainly never expected to find an individual these days on the
rec who actually hadn't had at least the <opportunity> to receive at
least a high school education -- so, given that this is apparently the
case I'll make a partial retraction of my former comments but note that
a little googling would have undoubtedly brought up a plethora of sites
containing all the "geometry explained" sites necessary to answer this
and many other questions...
Boy, I guess I sure missed the mark. I saw a question to which I knew
the answer, and proceeded to give it, complete with my work (haven't
been able to "show my work" in ages) to the OP.
Little did I know that it was somehow inappropriate or against the
rules--that we're supposed to find out for ourselves.
Instead, we get the OP's message, about three posts with the answer,
another half dozen or so with information leading to the right answer
and the rest of the 41 posts (to date) lambasting the OP for not
knowing the answer, not knowing the underlying math, misstating the
proposition, and not looking elsewhere for the answer.
What a bunch of crap.
All you people jumping on the OP on the assumption he was too lazy to
look up the answer on his own are ten times worse, because you were
too lazy to ignore the friggin' original post in the first place.
What a bunch of crap.
But I repeat myself.
Chill, man... :)
I was simply making a (partial) apology to OP who lambasted me for being
excessively terse in the response (although I'll admit this isn't in
exactly sequential order so you may have missed his reply to my post
which simply provided the formula needed w/ no amplification on the
assumption anyone here would have had HS math and simply needed
reminding of a formula).
While I also tend to answer most anything I know, I also tend to try to
point folks to the fact they could probably have found the answer
quicker more than likely on their own in the case of really simple stuff
or to other ways/places where more fundamental results can be found.
The rec isn't one to particularly harp on the issue of FAQ's and so on,
some other ng's I frequent are very much in that mode and I probably
tend to bring some of that here as well.
On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 09:05:10 -0700, the opaque Andrew Walsh
Sorry about that, but the way you answered the other guys...
If you're interested, you can buy school books at a real
discount on the Web from www.ABEbooks.com , www.Ebay.com ,
and www.Half.com, Andrew. Buying older versions at a dollar
or two per copy is always an option, too, and since math
doesn't change, it's a valid option. G'luck.
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On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 23:02:59 -0400, Guess who
Ok...without reading the REST of this thread...the volume of
a cylinder is defined as the area of the END of the cylinder times
the length. The area of a circle is defined as PI * radius^2
Now...since we have not been given the radius...we also
know that the circumference of a circle is defined as PI * D.
Doing a bit of re-arranging... radius = (Circumference /PI) / 2
Plugging some numbers in...
Radius = (12.5" / 3.142) / 2 = 1.98"
Now lets see if we can figure out the volume.
formula: area = 1.333 * PI * (radius^2)
and, plugging some numbers in:
Area = (3.142 * (1.98 * 1.98)) = 12.317 sq"
We know that the height of the cylinder is 22 inches,
so the volume should be (Height * Area)
Volume = (22 * 12.317) = 270.993 cubic inches.
Hope this makes sense...
Actually, the third grade math book might tell you how to calculate the
volume of the cylinder, but you don't have enough information to calculate
its displacement. Displacement is a measure of weight, not of volume.
Displacement, as someone has mentioned is how much of whatever else is moved
out of the way by what you have. That's volume. Now if you're looking for
density, the common reference is water (SG), where if you know the volume,
You need not run naked through the streets of Syracuse, however, it's been
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