A large sphere has a volume of 288*pi cubic units. A smaller sphere has a volume which is 64% of the volume of the larger sphere. What is the ratio of the radius of the smaller sphere to the radius of the larger sphere? Express your answer as a common fraction.

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A large sphere has a volume of 288*pi cubic units. A smaller sphere has a volume which is 64% of the volume of the larger sphere. What is the ratio of the radius of the smaller sphere to the radius of the larger sphere? Express your answer as a common fraction.

V_s = 0.64*V_l = 0.64*288*pi

4pi*r^3 = 144*pi ==> r = 12

4pi*s^3 = 28*pi ==> s = 8

r/s = 8/12 = 2/3

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Where did 144*pi come from???

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64% of 288 = 184.32

V = 4/3*pi*r^{3}

288pi = 4/3*r^{3} 184.32pi = 4/3*r^{3}

288pi*3 / 4 = r^{3} 184.32pi*3 / 4 = r^{3}

r^{3} = 216 r^{3} = 3456/25

r = 6 r = 5.170643256

Ratio r : r = r = 5.170643256 / 6 ==> 0.861773876 ≈ 431/500

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