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I need a formula to calculate the size of a rectangle tank

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I need a formula to calculate the size of a rectangle tank to hold 500 gallons of fuel. I need the width to be no more than 44 inches and the length no more than 60 inches
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Math Homework
Expert:  Ryan replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for using the site. Is this tank rectangular in all directions? That is, is it a rectangle when you look at it from any side, and from the top looking down?


Expert:  Ryan replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Assuming that the tank is rectangular all over (i.e. a rectangular prism), the depth of the tank can be determined by using the formula in the document at this link:


Please feel free to ask if you have any additional questions about this.