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I am going to assume that the h= 8 mm. If you slice up the side of the cone and roll it out flat you have a sector of a circle of radius s mm. Triangle ABC is a right triangle and Pythagoras' theorem then tell us that
thus
Thus the distance AP = 4 √5 mm and the arc from P to Q is the circumference of the circle at the top of the cone which is 2 r = 8 mm. We need the angle at A which is a fraction of 360 degrees. The length of the arc PQ is also a fraction of the circumference of the entire circle of radius 4 √5 mm. This circumference 2 r = 8 √5 mm. From the symmetry these fractions are the same which means
thus
Draw a circle of radius 4 √5 = 8.9 mm and mark off a sector with the central angle 161 degrees. Draw another circle of radius 8.9 + 3 = 11.9 mm with the same centre.
Cut the claws from the band between the two circles and roll it up to form the cone and the claws will be 3 mm long. Penny  


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