If volume is 18,000 gallons and depth is 3.8 feet how do I find length and width?

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- Nov 10th 2008, 10:25 PMlineahelp! have volume and depth need length and width
If volume is 18,000 gallons and depth is 3.8 feet how do I find length and width?

- Nov 10th 2008, 10:28 PMajj86Response
Well, the only way you could find the length and width given these values is if the length and width are equal. Otherwise you have two unknowns in the equation as opposed to one. If Length = Width, You could take:

Volume = Length*Width*Height and rewrite it as:

Volume = Length*Length*Height

And then substitute the appropriate values and solve it. Does the problem specify that the base of the object is a square or something along those lines? - Nov 10th 2008, 10:41 PMlinea
it is a rectangle thank you for asking

- Nov 10th 2008, 10:49 PMajj86Additional
Just remember the conversion between gallons and cubic feet. I found this:

**1 cubic foot = 7.48051945 US gallons**

**1 US gallon = 0.133680556 cubic feet**