# how to figure length and width knowing depth and volume

• Nov 10th 2008, 08:45 PM
linea
how to figure length and width knowing depth and volume
v=18000 gallons, depth=3.8 feet how do i find length and width of rectangle without measuring?
• Nov 10th 2008, 10:56 PM
earboth
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Originally Posted by linea
v=18000 gallons, depth=3.8 feet how do i find length and width of rectangle without measuring?

The volume of an rectangular prism is calculated by:

$V= \underbrace{length\ \cdot \ width}_{base\ area}\ \cdot \ height/depth$

With the given values you can calculate the value of the base area only but not the values of length and width of this rectangle.