







A word problem with fractions 
20150211 

From Omokayode: A vehicle tank was 3/5 full of petrol. When 21 litres of fuel was added it was 5/6 full. How many litres of petrol can the tank hold? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A fuel tank with a broken gage 
20100528 

From Kinsley: Hello, I have a fuel tank with a broken gage. It is a 2000 gallon tank. The dimensions are 64" dia. x 146" long. The fuel gage doesn't work, so the only measurement I can do is put a stick in it to see what is left. Currently it is at 19". PLEASE NOTE: the tank is laying on its side, meaning the long side is on the ground. So, how do I determine how much fuel is in the tank by the inches remaining? Thank you very much. Answered by Tyler Wood. 





Fuel in a tank 
20090116 

From Steve: I am not a math expert and want help seeing how much fuel is in a tank at one given time the tank that i have is 27 inches round. It is 69 inches long. laying length ways. it holds 140 gallons of fuel at fill up. I do know that it would hold less at the bottom of the tank an more in the center. Is there anybody that could just give me the figures by the inch without a formula. thanks for your time Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A spill of oil on a flat surface 
20081219 

From Phillip: Hello, my question is: If I spilled 25 gallons of diesel fuel on a flat surface how much area would the spill cover?
How would I mathematically figure it out?
Thanks! Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





A barrel on its side 
20081113 

From Dave: Question from Dave:
How many gallons are left in a 36x60 in. barrel (laying on its side) and has 16 in. of gasoline left. I have attached a diagram. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The volume of a fuel tank 
20080801 

From G.: I have a fuel tank that is 70 inches by 48 inches and 24 inches deep, how many imperial gallons does it hold? Answered by Victoria West. 





How many gallons of fuel still in the barrel? 
20080722 

From Charles: I have barrel 6 feet long and 3 feet diameter that is laying on it's side with 5 inches of fuel, how many gallons of fuel still in barrel Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 20,000 gallon fuel bag 
20070728 

From Kevin: I have a 20,000 gallon fuel bag Length 32'x Width 29'x Height 4.2'. I need to build a containment around it. If the bag was to rupture the containment would have to hold the 20,000 gallons of fuel plus ten percent. What size would the containment have to be in order to hold the fuel. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Marine shipping  fuel consumption 
20060426 

From Sandy: When a ship is 800 nautical miles from port its speed is reduced by 20%,
thereby reducing the daily fuel consumption by 42 tonnes and arriving in
port with 50 tonnes onboard. If the fuel consumption per hour is given
by the expression (0.136 + 0.001V^3) where V is speed in knots;
Estimate a) reduced consumption per day b) fuel onboard when speed reduced
c) normal consumption for 800 nautical mile voyage d) increase in steaming
time Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Volume of a fuel tank 
20040301 

From Mike: I have a fuel ank for my big truck that has a radius of 24inches and a length of 65 inches. I am trying to compute the volume of fuel in the tank. I tried pie x the radius squared times the length but no usable results.
Can you help me please? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a fuel tank 
20030816 

From Phil: I hope you can help me out with a small problem. My boat has a fuel tank measuring 1680mm long x 630mm wide x 130mm high. Can you tell me how much fuel it will hold in both litres and imperial gallons. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fuel consumption 
20021111 

From Guy: When a car is driven 'normally' the feul consumption is 7.5 per litres per 100km. On a particular journey the car was driven in 'hard' and the consumption changed to 9.1 litres per 100km. Fuel cost 80p per litre. Calculate:
a) The extra feul consumed. b) The extra cost of feul, in pounds, for the journey when the car was driven in 'hard'. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing gas and oil 
20020827 

From Sherry: how do I calculate the correct fuel ratio for a boat motor? 50:1 the oil containers only say how many ounces to add to 5 gallons of fuel to make a 50:1 ratio.(13 ounces to 5 gallons of fuel) I have a 20 gallon tank so what if I add 11.6 gallons of fuel, what formula would I apply to get the correct measurement of oil to add? Answered by Penny Nom. 

