# Calculating the volume of a fish tank

Jose has a fish tank that measures 11.8 inches wide, 19.7 inches long, and 15.7 inches deep. He empties it halfway to clean it. To refill it when he is done, he will fill a one-gallon jug in the sink and carry it to the tank, pour it in, and then return to the sink again.

Convert the dimensions of the tank to centimeters. Round all measurements to the nearest whole centimeter.

How many liters does Jose need to add to the tank to fill it? (Reminder: 1 liter = 1000 cubic centimeters)

How many times will Jose need to carry the jug from the sink to the tank?

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Length of fish tank=19.7 inches=19.7*2.54=50.038 cms or say 50 cms

Width of fish tank=11.8 inches=11.8*2.54=29.972 cms or say 30 cms

Depth of fish ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution gives the steps to estimate the volume of water required in the given case.