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A magician wants to ship a magic wand to the location of his next show. The rectangular box he has available for this purpose measures 6 inches wide by 8 inches long by 10 inches high. What is the longest cylindrical wand of negligible diameter that can be shipped in this box?


 A magician wants to ship a magic wand to the location of his next show. The rectangular box he has available for this purpose measures 6 inches wide by 8 inches long by 10 inches high. What is the longest cylindrical wand of negligible diameter that can be shipped in this box?


Grade:10

2 Answers

Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
9 years ago

Dear Sathyaram,

maximum length of wand=length of body diagonal=√(62+82+102)=10√2 inches

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Aman Bansal
592 Points
9 years ago

Dear Sathyaram,

Answer = 10 inches.

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