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A rectangular open tank is 4.5' wide, 3' deep and 6' long. We wish to fill the tank using a 1" diameter hose that delivers water at a speed of 100 inch/s. a) Determine the volume of the tank in gallons and liters. b) Compute the volume of water delivered by the hose in bothe quarts and liters per second. c) How long will it take to fill up the tank?

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Volume = length * height * breadth

But here the units are in inches so we have to convert them to a standard unit first.

we know that 1 inch = 0.0254 meters

So the dimensions of the tank are,

4.5*0.0254 = 0.1143 m wide
3 * 0.0254 = 0.0762 m deep
6 * 0.0254 = 0.1524 m long

===> the volume ...

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The solution gives all mathematical steps. The flow rates of rectangular open tanks are determined.