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## A spherical balloon is inflated with gas at the rate of 500 cubic centimeters per minute. How fast is the radius of the balloon increasing a

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Answer:## 0.245cm/min

Explanation:The volume of the spherical balloon is expressed as V = 4/3πr³ where r is the radius of the spherical balloon. If the spherical balloon is inflated with gas at the rate of 500 cubic centimetres per minute then dV/dt = 500cm³.

Using chain rule to express dV/dt;

dV/dt = dV/dr*dr/dtdr/dt is the rate at which the radius of the gallon is increasing.

From the formula, dV/dr = 3(4/3πr^3-1))

dV/dr = 4πr²

dV/dt = 4πr² *dr/dt

500 = 4πr² *dr/dt

If radius r = 40;

500 = 4π(40)² *dr/dt

500 = 6400π*dr/dt

dr/dt = 500/6400π

dr/dt = 5/64π

dr/dt = 0.245cm/min

Hence, the radius of the balloon is increasing at the rate of 0.245cm/min