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if a tank is 48 inches long 14 inches wide and 18 inches deepÊ ifÊ a yardstick was inserted into the tank and measured 2 inches of water in the tank how many gallons of water would be in the tank.

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The slab of water would then be 48 inches by 14 inches by 2 inches. I prrefer to work in feet so this is  48/12 feet by  14/12 feet by  2/12 feet or

 48/12  14/12  2/12 = 0.778 cubic feet

One cubic foot is 7.48 US gallons so 0.778 cubic feet is 0.778 7.48 = 5.82 US gallons


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