What is the Volume of this Tank?
Date: 22 Mar 1995 07:06:13 -0500 From: Anonymous Subject: Volume What is the volume of a tank 10 feet in diameter, 8 feet deep with a 2 foot conical bottom? Thanks.
Date: 22 Mar 1995 09:24:04 -0500 From: Dr. Ken Subject: Re: Volume Hello there! Basically, the only hard part of this problem is the conical part at the bottom, right? The rest of the tank is just a cylinder, whose volume is Pi * r^2 * h. As for the volume of the bottom part, you can use the formula for the volume of a cone: 1/3 Pi * r^2 * h. Then just add them together! -Ken "Dr." Math
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