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Related rates 2014-01-30
From Veronica:
A container is the shape of an inverted right circular cone has a radius of 1.00 inches at the top and a height of 5.00 inches. At the instant when the water in the container is 1.00 inches deep, the surface level is falling at the rate of -2.00 inches/second. Find the rate at which the water is being drained.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Water pouring into a conical tank 2011-11-21
From Patience:
Hi my name is patience and I'm having a problem with this question.
Water pours into a conical tank of semi vertical angle 30 degrees at the rate of 4 cm^3/s, where h is the depth of the water at time t. At what rate is the water rising in the tank when h = 10 cm?
Thank you

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two conical tanks 2011-02-17
From rustom:
Two vertical conical tanks (both inverted) have their vertices connected by a short horizontal pipe. One tank, initially full of water, has an altitude of 6 ft. and a diameter of base 7 ft. The other tank, initially empty, has an altitude of 9 ft., and a diameter of base 8 ft. If the water is allowed to flow through the connecting pipe, find the level to which the water will ultimately rise in the empty tank (Neglect the water in the pipe.)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Calibrating a conical tank 2011-02-05
From Bill:
Hi, I have a round tank with tapered sides where I know the diameter at the top and bottom. Is there a formula I can use to calculate the volume by measuring from the bottom up the side (at the angle of the side) to any given point? Thanks, Bill
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Water drains from a conical tank 2009-03-11
From Tyler:
Water drains from a conical tank at the rate of 5ft/min^3. If the initial radius of the tank is 4' and the initial height is 10'.
a) What is the relation between the variables h and r? (height and radius)
b) How fast is the water level dropping when h=6'?
Thanks for the help, i'm stumped.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Water in a conical tank 2007-09-10
From Greg:
Joe is conducting an experiment to study the rate of flow of water from a conical tank. The dimensions of the conical tank are:
Radius at the initial water level = 13.7 cm
Radius at the reference point = 12.8 cm
Initially the tank is full of water. There is a circular orifice at the bottom of the conical tank with a diameter of 0.635 cm. The water drains from the conical tank into an empty cylindrical tank lying on its side with a radius of 0.500 ft and a length L (ft).

Joe observed the water discharged with an average velocity of 1.50 m/s as the water level lowered from the initial height of 14.0 cm to 5.00 cm in the conical tank. Answer the following: 1. If the initial height of water in the conical tank is 14.0 cm (measured from the reference point, see Fig. 1), how long in seconds will it take for the water level to drain to a height of 5.00 cm?? NOTE: Height refers to the vertical height.

What formula would I use to find out how long in seconds it takes for the water level to drop?

Answered by Harley Weston.



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