Volume of a Triangular TankDate: 8/5/96 at 0:46:31 From: Anonymous Subject: Volume of a Triangular Tank Dear Doc: I am trying to find the volume of a triangular tank that measures 3'4" X 3'4" X 5' and measures 22" in height. I know how to find the area of the triangle by applying "Heron's" formula, but the volume is giving me some problems. Thank you, DWD Date: 8/5/96 at 11:44:23 From: Doctor Anthony Subject: Re: Volume of a Triangular Tank The area of the triangle is easy to calculate either by Heron's formula, or since this is an isosceles triangle by (1/2)*product of two sides*sine of angle between those sides. I get 5.512 ft^2. Simply multiply by the height (in feet) to get volume = 10.105 ft^3 -Doctor Anthony, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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