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    Fish Tank

    The length, width, and height of Richardís fish tank are 24 inches, 16 inches, and 18 inches, respectively. Richard is filling his fish tank with water from a hose at the rate
    of 500 cubic inches per minute. How long will it take, to the
    nearest minute, to fill the tank to a depth of 15 inches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    The length, width, and height of Richardís fish tank are 24 inches, 16 inches, and 18 inches, respectively. Richard is filling his fish tank with water from a hose at the rate
    of 500 cubic inches per minute. How long will it take, to the
    nearest minute, to fill the tank to a depth of 15 inches?

    Calculate the volume of the tank, but substitute the height as 15 instead of 18.

    When you have the volume, divide by 500.

    For the record, I get 12 minutes approx.
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