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Will the tank be able to hold the entire load?

  1. Dec 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    2. A rail car containing 8000 lbs. of a chemical whose density is 3.5 lbs/gallon is to be unloaded into a 2500 gallon capacity tank. Will the tank be able to hold the entire load?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    volume = mass/density= 8000lb/3.5=2285.71
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 21, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    The question is looking for an answer of yes or no.
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