If we know just the surface area $A$, and the slant height $h_s$ is there a way to find the radius $r$ of the base of a cone?
The surface area formula for cones is:
$$A = ( \pi \cdot r \cdot h_s ) + ( \pi \cdot r^2 ) $$
So if we have this problem:
$$( 3.14 \cdot r \cdot 10 ) + ( 3.14 \cdot r^2 ) = 175.84 $$
Does anyone know how to find $r$?
$r$ should equal 4.
I'm just not sure of the method to get there.
Sorry this has taken me a whole day to try to figure out, even though I have all the other formulas for surface area, and volume figured out, with missing variables. This is the only one that has made me confused lol.
I've tried more then 10 different ways, including trying to simplify it, and replace the rest of the operational signs with their opposites, but that does not give the correct answer.
Thanks for any help you can give!