To the Proposer of the Question in the last Week’s paper.
The perpendicular distance from the Vertex, when the Cone must be cut, is equal to 114.295 inches, nearly; whose diameter will then be 14.2866 inches nearly, which I presume will answer the conditions of the Question pursuant to your request.
and remain your’s &c.,
J. Lewin, Schoolmaster of Syston, March 20.
The above Question was likewise answered by Mr. Jaques Husband, Mr. Henry Castledine, Mr. Edward Bailey, Mr. William Gregory and Mr. George Oneby.