# NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration Ex 11.4

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## NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Mensuration Exercise 11.4

Question 1.
Given a cylindrical tank, in which situation will you find surface area and in which situation volume.
(a) To find how much it can hold.
(b) Number of cement bags required to plaster it.
(c) To find the number of smaller tanks that can be filled with water from it. (a) Volume
(b) Surface area
(c) volume Question 2.
Diameter of cylinder A is 7 cm, and the height is 14 cm. Diameter of cylinder B is 14 cm and height is 7 cm. Without doing any calculations can you suggest whose volume is greater? Verify it by finding the volume of both the cylinders. Check whether the cylinder with greater volume also has greater surface area? Volume of cylinder B will be greater than the volume of cylinder A.
For cylinder A
r = $$\frac { 7 }{ 2 }$$ cm, h = 14 cm
Volume of the cylinder A = πr2 h cm units
= $$\frac{22}{7}$$ × $$\frac { 7 }{ 2 }$$ × $$\frac { 7 }{ 2 }$$ × 14 cm3
= 11 × 7 × 7 cm3 = 539 cm3
Surface Area of cylinder A = 2π r(h + r)
= 2 × $$\frac{22}{7}$$ × $$\frac { 7 }{ 2 }$$ 14 + $$\frac { 7 }{ 2 }$$
= 22 × $$\frac { 35 }{ 2 }$$ = 385 cm2

For cylinder B
Here r = $$\frac { 14 }{ 2 }$$ = 7 cm , h = 7 cm
Volume of the cylinder B = π r2 h
= $$\frac{22}{7}$$ × 7 × 7 × 7 = 1078 cm3
Surface area of cylinder = 2 π r (h + r)
= 2 × $$\frac{22}{7}$$ × 7(7 + 7) = 44 × 14 = 616 cm2
Thus, cylinder B has greater volume than cylinder A.
Thus, the cylinder of great capacity has greater surface area.

Question 3.
Find the height of a cuboid whose base area is 180 cm2 and volume is 900 cm3?
Base area of the cuboid = 180 cm2
∴ lb = 180
Volume of the cuboid = 900 cm3
Base Area × height = 900
lb × h = 900
180 × h = 900
h= $$\frac{900}{180}$$ = 5
∴ Height of the cuboid = 5 cm Question 4.
A cuboid is of dimensions 60 cm × 54 cm × 30 cm. How many small cubes with side 6 cm can be placed in the given cuboid?
Here l = 60 cm, b = 54 cm, h = 30 cm
Volume of the cuboid = l × b × h cm3 = 60 × 54 × 30 cm3
Side of a cube = 6 cm
Volume of cube = l3 cm3 = 6 × 6 × 6 cm3
Required number of small cubes
= $$\frac{\text { Volume of the cuboid }}{\text { Volume of the small cube }}$$
= $$\frac{60 \times 54 \times 30}{6 \times 6 \times 6}$$ = 10 × 9 × 5 = 450
Number of small cubes = 450.

Question 5.
Find the height of the cylinder whose volume is 1.54 m3 and diameter of the base is 140 cm?
Radius of the cylinder = $$\frac { 140 }{ 2 }$$ = 70 cm
Let the height of the cylinder be “h”
Volume of the cylinder = 1.54 m3
= 1.54 × 100 × 100 × 100 cm3
πr2 h = 154 × 100 × 100 cm3
h = $$\frac{22}{7}$$ × 70 × 70 × h = 154 × 100 × 100
= 100 cm = 1 m
∴ height of the cylinder = 1m

Question 6.
A milk tank is in the form of cylinder whose radius is 1.5 m and length is 7 m. Find the quantity of milk in litres that can be stored in the tank? Radius of the tank = 1.5 m = $$\frac{15}{10}$$ m
Length of the tank = 7 m
Volume of the tank = πr2 h cu. m
= $$\frac{22}{7}$$ × $$\frac{15}{10}$$ × $$\frac{15}{10}$$ × 7m3
= $$\frac{22 \times 15 \times 15}{10 \times 10}$$ × 1000 litres
$$\frac{495}{10}$$ × 1000 litres = 49500 litres
Quantity of milk in the tank = 49500 litres Question 7.
if each edge of a cube is doubled.
(i) how many times will its surface area increase?
(ii) how many times will its volume increase?
Let the original edge be ‘x’
∴ increased edge 2x
∴ original surface area = 6x2
increased surface area = 6(2x)2 = 24x2
= $$\frac{\text { Increase surface area }}{\text { Original surface area }}$$ = $$\frac{24 x^{2}}{6 x^{2}}$$
Surface area is increased 4 times.

(ii) Original volume = x3
Increased volume = (2x)3
= $$\frac{\text { Increased volume }}{\text { Original volume }}$$ = $$\frac{8 x^{3}}{x^{3}}$$
Volume is increased by 8 times

Question 8.
Water is pouring into a cuboidal reservoir at the rate of 60 litres per minute. If the volume of reservoir is 108 m3. Find the number of hours it will take to fill the reservoir.
Time taken to fill the reservoir = $$\frac{108000}{60}$$
= 1800 minutes $$\frac{1800}{60}$$ hours = 30 hours