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Math Question???????

If you were to rap around 10m of tape (1mm thick) around a 10cm radius tube stacking on one another. Then how many rolls of tape would there be at the end. And if you were to rap around tape 10 times on the same sized tube, how long would that 1mm thick tape be. I also want the formulas for both. It cant be Length of tape divided by circumfirence because the tube gets thicker after every roll.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Do you mean how many times will it wrap around?

    Every time you wrap the tube will be 2 mm thicker. You can use calculus for this or just add them up. 10 meters = 1000 cm

    1st wrap - c1 = 2 pi r = 2 pi 10 = 62.832 cm

    2nd - c2 = 2 pi 11 = 69.115, total = 131.947

    3rd - c3 = 2 pi 12 = 75.398, t = 207.345

    4th - c4 = 2 pi 13 = 81.681, t = 289.026

    5th - c5 = 2 pi 14 = 87.965, t = 376.991

    6th - c6 = 2 pi 15 = 94.248, t = 471.239

    7th - c7 = 2 pi 16 - 100.531, t = 571.770

    8th - c8 = 2 pi 17 = 106.814, t = 678.584

    9th - c9 = 2 pi 18 = 113.097, t = 791.681

    10th - c10 = 2 pi 19 = 119.381, t = 911.062

    11th - c11 = 2 pi 20 = 125.664

    Only need 1000 - 911.062 = 88.938

    So total wraps around = 11 88938/125644 or about 11.7 times

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