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blackstreet23

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A cylindrical tank lying on its side is filled with liquid weighing 50lb/ft^3. Find the work required to pump all the liquid to a level 1 ft above the top of the tank.The diameter of the tank is 4 feet.The depth of the tank is 10 feet. NOTE: Please remember the tank is lying on its SIDE, it's NOT upright. A hint my professor gave is that the answer should be a number multiplied by pi. I'm not really sure where my slice goes and how to set up my integral because it's not upright.

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  1. blackstreet23
    • one year ago
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    I found a picture of it in that website

  2. phi
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  3. phi
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    The work to lift x lbs up y ft is x*y ft-lbs Each thin "plate" is lifted from its "y" to y=3 and the distance is 3-y the weight of the place is density * volume or in this case 50 lbs/ft^3 * 2*x*10*dy ft^3 and it is lifted 3-y feet thus \[ \int_{-2}^2 50\cdot 2 \cdot x \cdot 10 \cdot (3-y) \ dy \] because we are integrating over y, replace x with the equivalent \[ x= \sqrt{4-y^2} \] we have \[ 1000 \int_{-2}^2 \sqrt{4-y^2}\ (3-y) \ dy \]

  4. phi
    • one year ago
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    to integrate that, write it as two separate integrals the first one requires some kind of trig substitution the second is more straightforward.

  5. blackstreet23
    • one year ago
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    I do not understand how you found the width :s

  6. phi
    • one year ago
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    a cylinder has a circle as its base and (in this case) a height of 10 tip the cylinder on its side, and look at its base (a circle) I put the circle with radius 2 (i.e. diameter/2) at the origin the equation of a circle at the origin is x^2 + y^2 = r^2 follow?

  7. phi
    • one year ago
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    if we solve for x, we get \[ x = \sqrt{4-y^2} \] if we take the positive value for the square root, then for a given y , we have found the point on the circle on the right side of the origin, in other words, the distance from the y-axis to the circle on its right side. double that value to get the entire width of the "plate"

  8. blackstreet23
    • one year ago
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    Thanks a lot !! Sorry I didn't answer before I have been busy.

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