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    Imagine a 50 gallon round tank on it's side. You have access at the top to measure the amount of liquid inside with a stick. You can obviously measure the depth and calculate when you have 25 gallons i.e. half full.

    But how much is left in the tank if it's below the halfway point say...half of that?

    Not sure of dimensions. How 'bout 32"x22".

    Thanks.

    (Heard this on the radio. Can't remember how to get to the answer. )

    J.C.

  • #2
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    I cannot answer that question because I'm not smart enough.



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    • #3
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      Pie R squared times height gives you a volume in cubic inches then divide that answer by 231 (cubic inches in a gallon) for the number of gallons...

      Disclaimer: I do not consider myself a Ridgid tools consultant
      Last edited by OkieBill; 11-28-2010, 11:54 PM.

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      • #4
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        is anything going to happen for me if I would google "measuring volume of partially full horizontal cylinder"

        Diesel tank?

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
          Pie R squared times height gives you a volume in cubic inches then divide that answer by 231 (cubic inches in a gallon) for the number of gallons...

          Disclaimer: I do not consider myself a Ridgid tools consultant
          But you are no longer dealing with the cylinders volume. There is no radius anymore.

          Help me Bill.


          J.C.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
            is anything going to happen for me if I would google "measuring volume of partially full horizontal cylinder"

            Diesel tank?
            You might have a seizure and begin tasting carpet.


            J.C.

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            • #7
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              Obviously less than 12.5 gallons. 10.29488 gallons to be exact, assuming the 22" dimension is your tank diameter. Not sure the exact math invoived, but here is a helpful link

              http://www.handymath.com/cgi-bin/circlevali25.cgi
              Last edited by Devine Plumbing; 11-29-2010, 12:01 AM.
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                is anything going to happen for me if I would google "measuring volume of partially full horizontal cylinder"

                Diesel tank?
                If ya wanna do some cool math all ya gotta do is tilt the cylinder... now how do ya solve it

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Devine Plumbing View Post
                  Obviously less than 12.5 gallons. 10.61660 gallons to be exact, assuming the 22" dimension is your tank diameter. Not sure the exact math invoived, but here is a helpful link

                  http://www.handymath.com/cgi-bin/circlevali25.cgi
                  That's a blank page for me.


                  J.C.

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                  • #10
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                    opps helps to read the question...lol

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                    • #11
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                      http://www.handymath.com/calculators.html
                      That link should get you there. Then just click on the calculator for a horizontal cylinder
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                        If ya wanna do some cool math all ya gotta do is tilt the cylinder... now how do ya solve it
                        I would never even attempt the first solution unless absolutely necessary.
                        I'm starting to feel a little retarded again

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                        • #13
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                          I got 10.29488. But I did cheat with a website. Can anyone show the long math?

                          Thanks.


                          J.C.

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                          • #14
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                            Here is the math for it JC...

                            Partial volume of Cylinder is: V= L*(R1^2 * acos((R1-h)/R1) - (R1-h)*(2*R1*h-h^2)^.5

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                              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                              You might have a seizure and begin tasting carpet.


                              J.C.

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