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    Cylindrical Tank

    A sphere with the radius (x - 1)/ 2 is floating in a cylindrical tank of water with radius (x -1). Determine the volume, V, of water in the tank. Express your answer as a polynomial in factored form. Leave your answer in exact form.
    The height of the cylinder is (x + 4)/6

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    here the condition is

    volume of water is less than or equal to volume of cylinder - volume of immersed portion of the sphere.

    is this true? pl explain.
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    Can you...

    Quote Originally Posted by ips_math View Post
    here the condition is

    volume of water is less than or equal to volume of cylinder - volume of immersed portion of the sphere.

    is this true? pl explain.
    Can you break your reply down a little more?
    I need more detail to understand the idea behind this question.
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