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Question from Kerry:

How do I find the volume of fluid in a semi circular trough?

Hi Kerry,

The volume of a circular cylinder is π r2 h where r is the radius and h is the height. If the cylinder is on its side then the height h is the length so the volume of a semicircular trough is 1/2 π r2 h.


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