# volume of the pool

• Dec 8th 2012, 08:58 PM
rcs
volume of the pool
How many cubic feet of water must be pumped into swimming pool 8ft long,
45 ft wide and raise the water by 2ft.

Attempt

V = 45 ft x 8 ft x 2ft (2) = 1440 ft^3

can anybody correct my work

thanks
• Dec 8th 2012, 09:06 PM
alexmahone
Re: volume of the pool
Quote:

Originally Posted by rcs
How many cubic feet of water must be pumped into swimming pool 8ft long,
45 ft wide and raise the water by 2ft.

Attempt

V = 45 ft x 8 ft x 2ft (2) = 1440 ft^3

can anybody correct my work

thanks

How did you get the additional 2?

The answer is just V = 45ft x 8ft x 8ft = 720 ft^3
• Dec 9th 2012, 02:50 AM
rcs
Re: volume of the pool
Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmahone
How did you get the additional 2?

The answer is just V = 45ft x 8ft x 8ft = 720 ft^3

How did you get the other 8ft sir?
It says raise the water by 2ft. Why is it that the 2ft not included?
Hope you help me understand the problem sir.

Thanks
• Dec 9th 2012, 03:06 AM
MarkFL
Re: volume of the pool
The second 8 in the expression for the volume is just a typo. It should be a 2.
• Dec 9th 2012, 03:17 AM
rcs
Re: volume of the pool
Thanks sir.mwwwaaah