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 Finding the Volume of a Tank, a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives. Volume of a Cylinder What is the volume of the storage tank with a diameter 6m, height 5m? Volume of Liquid in a Cylindrical Tank How can I calculate volume of liquid in a cylinder that's not full and lying horizontally? Units and Cylinder Volume Find the volume and surface area of a cylindical storage tank with a radius of 15 feet and a height of 30 feet. Depth of a Tank A tank 100' long and 10' wide holds 15,000 cu. ft. of water... Horizontal Gas Tank Content Formula Can you help me find a formula to measure the volume of gas left in a horizontal gas tank given the height of the gas and the dimensions of the tank? 1/4 Tank Dipstick Problem (from Car Talk) The gauge on Rick's 18-wheeler is broken, so he uses a dowel to measure the diesel in his tank, which is cylinder-shaped, 20 inches in diameter, and sits on its side. How can he mark the dipstick to show 1/4 of a tank of fuel? Liquid in an Elliptical Tank Given any height of liquid, say 3 ft., how can I calculate the volume? Volume of a Cylindrical Tank I have to keep an inventory of how much is kept in a farm of tanks outside my school. The tanks are cylindrical, which would be no problem if they were standing on end... Volume of a Partially Filled Cylindrical Tank I have a cylindrical tank on its side, and want to mark a dipstick for it. Volume of Liquid in a Cylinder How can I calculate the area under a chord of a circle - the amount of liquid in a cylinder laid in the horizontal plane? Volume by Inch of a Cone-Shaped Tank I have a chemical tank that has a cone bottom and I need to know the volume of each inch of the cone. Variable Volumes in an Oblate Spheroid We need to know how much water is in the tank at any given time. Segment of an Ellipse We often use horizontal oval tanks for storing drinking water and fuel, and we would like to be able to calculate the contents. Fuel Left in an Ellipsoidal Tank How much fuel is left in a tank at any depth, given that the tank is ellipsoidal? Finding the Volume of a Horizontal Tank What is the formula for finding the volume of a horizontal cylinder? Changing Angle of a Tank Points A and B represent pressure sensors in fixed positions on the base of a round tank. The chord through CD represents the water level in the tank. Lines a and b are the heights of water registered by each sensor... Volume of Liquid in the Bottom of a Tank I need to be able to calculate the volume of stored liquid in the parabolic bowl of a cylindrical vertical tank based on the liquid level.