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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

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?

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: