



 
Hi Ashley, We are going to assume the cone is a right circular cone. The volume of a right circular cone is
where r is the radius of the base and h is the height. The surface area of the cone is given by
If this formula is unfamiliar to you then go to the Quandaries and Queries page and search in the Quick Search window for the term cone area to see our answers to similar questions concerning the surface area of a cone. Since you know that S = 200 sq ft you have
Squaring both sides and solving foe h gives
Substitution of this value for h into the expression for the volume gives
Now use the calculus you know to maximize V. Stephen and Penny  


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