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    Swimming Pool -Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates-

    The problem says:

    A swimming pool is circular with a 40-ft diameter. The depth is constant along east-west lines and increases linearly from 2ft at the south end to 7ft at the north end. Find the volume of water in the pool.

    The approach I would think would be to see this as finding the volume under a plane with the bounds 0\leq r\leq20 and 0\leq\theta\leq2\pi

    I'm having trouble finding the equation of this plane. I would think two points are (0,20,7) and (0,-20,2). However, I'm having trouble finding a third point. I know that from three points I can find two vectors, then a normal vector, and then the equation of the plane.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonny View Post
    The problem says:

    A swimming pool is circular with a 40-ft diameter. The depth is constant along east-west lines and increases linearly from 2ft at the south end to 7ft at the north end. Find the volume of water in the pool.

    ...

    I'm having trouble finding the equation of this plane. I would think two points are (0,20,7) and (0,-20,2).
    However, I'm having trouble finding a third point. <---- (20, 0, 4.5)
    I know that from three points I can find two vectors, then a normal vector, and then the equation of the plane.

    Thank you.
    ...
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