Name: Natasha
Who is asking: Student
Question: The volume of concrete is the difference of the volumes of two circular cylinders. The first has radius the "outside radius" in the diagram below and the second has radius the "inside radius". I would measure each radius in inches. The volume of a cricular cylinder is pi x radius^{2} x height. Both cylinders have height 12 inches so the problem can be solved if you find the radii. To determine the inside and outside radiud draw a crosssection of the silo, through a diameter. You can use this information to find the volume of concrete needed in cubic inches. When you purchase concrete, the price is quoted in cubic yards. (The contractors actually call it "yards".) You should probably report your answer in cubic yards. Cheers,Penny
