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Hi, I'm studying for a carpentry red seal exam. This is a practice question. The answer given is 364 mL. How is this determined?
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A horizontal cylindrical tank measuring 60 cm in diameter and 150 cm in length is partially filled with water to a height of 48 cm. Find the volume of water.

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Hello Tracy,

This is a somewhat involved problem, but I have given an outline of the solution in a question that I was recently asked.  You can see the steps of the solution here:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Geometry-2060/2014/1/cylinder-liquid-problem.htm

Azeem

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Azeem Hussain

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I welcome your questions on algebra, 2D and 3D geometry, parabolic functions and conic sections, and any other mathematical queries you may have.

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4 years as a drop-in and by-appointment tutor at Champlain College. Private tutor for dozens of clients over the past 8 years.

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