(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An underground gasoline tank at 54°F can hold 1100 gallons of gasoline. If the driver of a tanker truck fills the underground tank on a day when the temperature is 82°F, how many gallons, according to his measure on the truck, can he pour in? Assume that the temperature of the gasoline cools to 54°F on entering the tank.

2. Relevant equations

(delta)Length = 3(alpha) * Volume(initial) * (delta)Temp

i found the value alpha for gasoline to be 9.6e-4

3. The attempt at a solution

3(9.6e-4)(28)(1100)=delta(L)=88.7

thus the amount he could pour in is 1188.7

for some reason this isn't the answer though... i'm not really sure what i'm doing wrong

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# Homework Help: Thermal Expansion of Gas in a Tank

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