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Tank volume

  1. Jun 27, 2006 #1
    How would I be able to calculate the amount of water in a tank after a certain amount of time when there would be a certain amount of water entering the tank with more water exiting the tank at the same time?
     
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  3. Jun 27, 2006 #2

    chroot

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    Set up an equation and... solve it.

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  4. Jun 27, 2006 #3
    is there an equation I can use?
     
  5. Jun 27, 2006 #4
    is there an equation I can use?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2006 #5

    Kurdt

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    Think about what information you have and what you're trying to find out. I presume you know:

    At t=0 volume of water in the tank
    the rate at which water enters
    the rate at which water exits

    This really should be enough if you think about the problem.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2006 #6

    FredGarvin

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    Try setting up a basic equation using simple statements in English, not variables first. Something like...

    Water in tank = (Water previously in tank)+(water coming in)-(water going out)

    Now try to figure out an equation for each term.
     
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