

Subject:
capacity of a tank
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses Asked by: seadriftga List Price: $30.00 
Posted:
27 Aug 2003 10:39 PDT
Expires: 26 Sep 2003 10:39 PDT Question ID: 249278 
A tank is 80 inches round and 13 feet 4 inches long. How many liquid gallons will this tank hold?  


Subject:
Re: capacity of a tank
Answered By: blinkwilliamsga on 27 Aug 2003 11:16 PDT 
Hello and thanks for the question. The volume of a cylinder is calculated as follows: radius of the base squared x Pi x the length of the cylinder. If the circumference of the cylinder is 80 inches, that means the radius of the base is: Circumference / (2*Pi) = Radius Radius = 12.73 We can now calculated the volume of the cylinder: 12.73 inches ^2 * Pi * 160 inches = volume Volume = 81,487.33 cubic inches There are 231 cubic inches in a US gallon. This means that your tank will hold: 352.759 gallons Additional Links: This site will calculate the capacity of a cylinder for you: http://cowan.bendnet.com/volcalc/CylinderH.htm This site allows you to convert from cubic inches to gallons: http://www.pitt.edu/~rsup/volumeconv.html Volume of a cylinder is discussed at: http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/3space.htm#cylinder If you are unsatisfied with any portion of this answer please request clarification before submitting a rating. Search Method: cylinder volume cubic inches gallon Best of luck! blinkwilliams 

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