# Surface Areas and Volumes : Exercise 13.9 (Optional) (Mathematics NCERT Class 9th)

**Q.1Â Â Â Â A wooden bookshelf has external dimensions as follows : Height = 110 cm , Depth = 25 cm, Breadth = 85 cm (see figure). The thickness of the plankÂ is 5 cm everywhere. The external faces are to be polished and the inner faces are to be painted . If the rate Â of polishing is 20 paise per and the rate of painting is 10 paiseÂ ****per , find the total expenses required for polishing and painting the surface of the bookshelf. **

Area to be polishedÂ = (110 Ã— 85 + 2 Ã— 85 Ã— 25 + 2 Ã— 25 Ã— 110 + 4 Ã— 75 Ã— 5 + 2 Ã— 110 Ã— 5)

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â = (9350 + 4250 + 5500 + 1500 + 1100)

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â = 21700

Cost of polishing @ 20 paise per

Area to be painted = (6 Ã— 75 Ã— 20 + 2 Ã— 90 Ã— 20 + 75 Ã— 90)

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â = (9000 + 3600 + 6750) = 19350

Cost of painting @ 10 paise per

Therefore total expenses =Rs (4340 + 1935) =RsÂ 6275

**Q.2Â Â Â Â The front compound wall of a house is decorated by wooden spheres of diameter 21 cm, placed on small supports as shown in figure. Eight such spheres are used for this purpose, and are to be painted silver. Each support is a cylinder of radius 1.5 cm and height 7 cm and is to be painted black. Find the cost of paint required if silver paint costs 25 paise per and black paint costs 5 paise per .**

Clearly, we have to subtract the part of the sphere that is resting on the sphere while calculating the cost of silver paint.

Surface area to be silver painted = 8 (Curved surface area of the sphere - area of circle on which sphere is resting).

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [where ]

Therefore Cost of silver paint @ 25 paise per

Surface area to be black painted = 8 Ã— curved area of cylinder.

Cost of black paint @ 5 paise per

Total cost of painting =Rs (2757.86 + 26.40) =Rs 2784.26 (approx)

**Q.3Â Â Â Â The diameter of a sphere is decreased by 25%, By what percent does its curved surface area decrease?**

**Sol. **

Let d be the diameter of the sphere . Then it's surface area.

On decreasing its diameter by 25% ,the new diameter,

Therefore New surface area

Decrease in surface area =

Therefore Percentage decrease in surface area =Â