hey, need help with this question for class. can't seem to figure it out.

if you could show how you did it that would be awesome.
thanks

A large copper disc is to be lifted. Before hoisting a load weight is required. Calculate the weight of the solid copper disc ( Copper weighs 560 pounds per cubic foot. Assume pi=3.14) Answer to the nearest whole pound

Outer diameter 105.4 inches

Thickness 5.2 inches
isn't it just the formula for a cylinder?

EDIT: i got 25407531.52
then again. i know nothing

EDIT 2: That's the cubic X the weight per cubic unit

EDIT3: 2117294.293333333 i don't even know.
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hey, need help with this question for class. can't seem to figure it out.

if you could show how you did it that would be awesome.
thanks

A large copper disc is to be lifted. Before hoisting a load weight is required. Calculate the weight of the solid copper disc ( Copper weighs 560 pounds per cubic foot. Assume pi=3.14) Answer to the nearest whole pound

Outer diameter 105.4 inches

Thickness 5.2 inches

if this wasn't in shitty imperial, it'd be much easier.
convert the inches to feet (i.e. divide by twelve) then half the diameter, square that number then times the resulting number by pi.

then times this by the thickness (in feet) and then multiply the answer by 560.

EDIT: I got 34156.463444...
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if this wasn't in shitty imperial, it'd be much easier.
convert the inches to feet (i.e. divide by twelve) then half the diameter, square that number then times the resulting number by pi.

then times this by the thickness (in feet) and then multiply the answer by 560.

EDIT: I got 34156.463444...

thats exactly what we have been doing but it says its wrong x.x

idk what else to do
use (pi x diameter^2)/4 to find the area of the face of the disc, mulitply that by the thickness making sure you use the same units of distance. that will give you the volume of the disc.

convert squared inches to squared feet

multyply 560 by your answer to get the final weight of the disc
Hooray for the metric system.
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Outer diameter 105.4 inches = 8.78 ft

Thickness 5.2 inches = 0.43 ft

Volume of a cylinder = (Diameter/2)^2 * pi * thickness

Volume = 104 ft^3

560 lbs/ft^3 * 104 ft^3 = 58,240 lbs

Edit: I made a mistake somewhere in the calculation, but the process should be right.
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Outer diameter 105.4 inches = 8.78 ft

Thickness 5.2 inches = 0.43 ft

Volume of a cylinder = (Diameter/2)^2 * pi * thickness

Volume = 104 ft^3

560 lbs/ft^3 * 104 ft^3 = 58,240 lbs

(8.78/2)^2=4.39^2 =19.272

19.272*3.14=60.514

60.514*0.43 = volume of cylinder = 26.02 cubic feet

where did you get the 104 from?
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then he'd end up with a value of 240+
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I haven't looked at the problem properly (got annoyed by the imperial units ) but maybe everyone's forgetting to multiply by 9.81 for gravity? (that's 9.81 NKg^-1, no idea what the value is in imperial units though)

Remember it wants a load Weight - that's a Force, not a Mass. So we need to take gravity into account.

That get you anywhere?
V=3.14r^2h
V=3.14(105.4^2)(5.2)
V=181390.36448 ft. cubed
V(560)=101578604.1088 pounds
That is a heavy piece of copper
this is college homework but i remember doing stuff like this in high school
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I haven't looked at the problem properly (got annoyed by the imperial units ) but maybe everyone's forgetting to multiply by 9.81 for gravity? (that's 9.81 NKg^-1, no idea what the value is in imperial units though)

Remember it wants a load Weight - that's a Force, not a Mass. So we need to take gravity into account.

That get you anywhere?

Pounds is a unit of weight

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V=3.14r^2h
V=3.14(105.4^2)(5.2)
V=181390.36448 ft. cubed
V(560)=101578604.1088 pounds
That is a heavy piece of copper

You're not converting to feet.
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V=3.14r^2h
V=3.14(105.4^2)(5.2)
V=181390.36448 ft. cubed
V(560)=101578604.1088 pounds
That is a heavy piece of copper

you forgot to halve the diameter to get the radius and you forgot to convert the units.

what you're showing there is the weight of a disc with twice the radius that's made from a material which weighs 560 lbs/cubic inch.
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youre right dirge
I think the answer is 58783.9144 Pounds
105.4 in diameter means 52.7 in radius
52.7 in * 1ft/12in =4.931666666667 ft

5.2 in * 1ft/12in = 0.4333333 ft

r^2*pi*h = 26.24 ft^3

26.24 ft^3 * 560 lb/ft^3 = 14696 lbs

I fail to see the problem.

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I haven't looked at the problem properly (got annoyed by the imperial units ) but maybe everyone's forgetting to multiply by 9.81 for gravity? (that's 9.81 NKg^-1, no idea what the value is in imperial units though)

Remember it wants a load Weight - that's a Force, not a Mass. So we need to take gravity into account.

That get you anywhere?

It's 32 ft/s^2 btw. I only know this because my Calculus class is dumb and is all "lawl let's do everything the stupid way."
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Why such shitty non-SI units? Then assume pi = 3.14? Stupid question.
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Why such shitty non-SI units? Then assume pi = 3.14? Stupid question.

It's ~ 0.0507% error from a much closer approximation of pi, so it's not really going to mess up the answer.

Outer diameter 105.4 inches

Thickness 5.2 inches

4 significant figures then 2 significant figures. 3.14 = 3 significant figures.

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Its a pure math problem, they almost never care about significant figures in pure math.

Meh, true enough. Inconvenient units, though.
isn't it pi*radius^2 instead of pi*diameter^2 ?
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Its a pure math problem, they almost never care about significant figures in pure math.

No it's not. This is totally applied math.
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