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What am I suppose to visualize here?

  1. Nov 4, 2004 #1

    JasonRox

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    This is the beginning of a question and I have NO clue what the hell they are talking about.

    A trough is 10ft long and its ends have the shape of isoceles triangles that are 3ft across at the top and have a height of 1ft.

    This is just the beginning of the question. I looked up what trough is and I found it to be some sort of pipe.

    I can't solve the problem without this.

    I'm thinking of a pipe that is 10 feet long and 1 feet high. That is the volume of a cylinder. Plus, 2 cones on the tips of some kind. I really don't know.

    Any help?
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2004 #2

    matt grime

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    A trough is, erm, something that farm animals eat out of, amongst other things. Just imagine you've got a container that is prism of constant cross section (the triangle) and of length 10ft. That is the trough.

    Feet? Oh well. Never mind.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2004 #3
    take a long section of pipe with a triangular cross section. remove one of the sides and you'll have your trough.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2004 #4

    JasonRox

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    Like this...

    \................../
    ..\_________/

    ...is that it?

    3 feet across the top, from what?
     
  6. Nov 4, 2004 #5

    Ba

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    Yes that would be a trough, I would say the distance between the top corner of the trough to the other top corner is 3 feet.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2004 #6

    JasonRox

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    In other words, the trough is 1 feet tall.
     
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