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THe weight of a synthetic ball varies directly with the cube of its radius. A ball with a radius of 2 inches weights 0.80 pounds. Find the weight of a ball of the same material with a 3 inch radius.

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The cube of the first radius is
2= 8
The cube of the second radius is
33 = 27
Set up a propotion to solve for the missing weight
8/27 = .8/x
Cross muliply
8x = 21.6
x = 2.7