Problem #1708

1708.

Jesse cuts a circular paper disk of radius 12 along two radii to form two sectors, the smaller having a central angle of 120 degrees. He makes two circular cones, using each sector to form the lateral surface of a cone. What is the ratio of the volume of the smaller cone to that of the larger?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{8}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{4}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{\sqrt{10}}{10}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{\sqrt{5}}{6}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{\sqrt{5}}{5}$

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