# An ellipsoid has radii with lengths of 3 , 8 , and 8 . A portion the size of a hemisphere with a radius of 3  is removed form the ellipsoid. What is the volume of the remaining ellipsoid?

Jun 13, 2018

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#### Explanation:

The volume of an ellipsoid is given by:

$V = \frac{4}{3} \pi \cdot a \cdot b \cdot c$

Where $a , b , c$ are the radii of the ellipsoid.

The volume of a hemisphere is half the volume of a sphere:

Volume of a sphere is:

$V = \frac{4}{3} \pi {r}^{3}$

So volume of hemisphere is:

$V = \frac{2}{3} \pi {r}^{3}$

To find the volume of the ellipsoid when the hemisphere is removed, we just find the volume of the ellipsoid and subtract the volume of the hemisphere:

$V = \frac{4}{3} \pi \cdot a \cdot b \cdot c - \frac{2}{3} \pi {r}^{3}$

$V = \frac{2}{3} \pi \left(2 a b c - {r}^{3}\right)$

Substituting values:

$V = \frac{2}{3} \pi \left(2 \cdot 3 \cdot 8 \cdot 8 - {3}^{3}\right)$

$V = \frac{2}{3} \pi \left(357\right)$

$V = 238 \pi$