# diameters???????

Found 5th Jun 2010
what happens to the diameter of the hose where the child is standing on it??

i dont know the answer thats the question im wanting an answer for as i dont have a clue

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It gets bigger?

Huh??

:thinking:

Original Poster

Goonieman;8768734

Huh??

nickw90;8768731

It gets bigger?

the diameter of a hose garden hose that we use, if a someone stands on it what would happen to the diameter of it???

its no longer a circle...

It stays the same, but squashed, unless it is a fat child.
What do I win?

Original Poster

im asking you the question as i dont know

How can the diameter stay the same??!?

The diameter of a circle is the stright distance through the center and touching two points on its edge. If the hose is squashed, the distance is changed!

What's with all the hose questions?

BTW I don't know the answer either!

Diameter...

The radius stays the same, the diameter changes.

skusey;8768838

The radius stays the same, the diameter changes.

no the area stays the same, the radius and diameter change

skusey;8768838

The radius stays the same, the diameter changes.

Surely the radius changes too. the circumference stays the same.

Circumference also stays the same

bigfoot100;8768849

no the area stays the same, the radius and diameter change

Goonieman;8768850

Surely the radius changes too. the circumference stays the same.

thats what I said:whistling:
The circumcize stays the same

bigfoot100;8768849

no the area stays the same, the radius and diameter change

Area is actually reduced...

Imagine a really fit kid standing on it and totally blocking it.

Original Poster

need to know for coursework have looked all over net but cannot phrase it right to find the answer

i would say the diameter no longer exists is probably the answer they are looking for as diameters belong to circles and if it is squashed it is more like an oval or just a line?

sarahjane1988;8768976

need to know for coursework have looked all over net but cannot phrase it … need to know for coursework have looked all over net but cannot phrase it right to find the answer

Dear lord.

Stop trying to cheat, go back to your course notes, and figure stuff out for yourself. It's not difficult, and it's only confusing if you haven't paid attention to your materials. You need to learn, not cheat to make it look as if you have. Google to find out up what diameter is, and you'll understand to know the answer for yourself.

diameters in a hair dressing course??? ;-)

The diameter of the hose only applies when it's "unsquashed", i.e. when it's a circle, the diameter is the same regardless of where the straight line starts/ends, as long as it passes through the centre. When the hose is squashed, the length of the striaght line will vary depending on where is starts, so there is no set diameter. Dunno if that makes sense to you, it does to me!!!

If the hose is hard and remains a circle, the diameter doesn't change obviously.
Otherwise, it becomes an ellipse which has major diameter and minor diameter, major diameter will be greater than the unsquashed hose diameter and minor diameter less.

skusey;8768838

The radius stays the same, the diameter changes.

:whistling: