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Water in a cone 2003-08-12
From Adrienne:

Water is poured into a tank in the shape of an inverted right circular cone. The height of the tank is 8 m and its radius at the top is 4 m.

a. Draw and label a picture to represent this situation. (I know how to do this)

b. Identify all variable quantities. (h = 8m, r = 4m)

c. Find an equation that relates the variable quantities, and reduce the number of variable quantities to two.

I was thinking about the equation V = 1/3 pi r2 h, which is the Volume of a cone, but I am stumped as to how I am supposed to "reduce the number of variable quantities to two." Can you point me in the right direction?


Answered by Penny Nom.
 
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