Rate of change question

1. Mar 17, 2013

jackscholar

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Water runs into a cylindrical tank at the rate of 0.6m^3/s. The tank has a heigh of 2.5m and a base radius of 1.2m. How fast is the water level rising when the water level is 1.6m deep.

2. Relevant equations
V=∏ x r^2 x h

3. The attempt at a solution
I know that 0.6m^3/s is dV/dt which should mean that the equation looks something like this: dV/dt=(dV/dh)(dh/dt). When differentiating volume with respect to height though, the h is eliminated and is makes no sense if the question is giving the h variable.

2. Mar 17, 2013

Staff: Mentor

Yes, the rate of water level rise is independent of height. (Trying to trick you, no doubt.)

3. Mar 17, 2013

jackscholar

So then that means 0.6=(∏ x 1.2^2)(dh/dt)
0.6/(∏ x 1.2^2)=dh/dt
0.132m^3/s=dh/dt

4. Mar 17, 2013

Staff: Mentor

Looks good. Except for the units!

5. Mar 17, 2013

jackscholar

oh yes, sorry haha. Height isn't a volume :S