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What is the heating capacity, in BTUs, of a cylindrical storage tank of propane with a radius of 3 feet and a height of 10 feet? Assume that 1 cubic foot of propane contains 2,516 BTUs and 1 cubic foot of natural gas contains 1,030 BTUs. Use 3.14 for pi, and round your answer to the nearest BTU.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @pooja195

  2. anonymous
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    Start by finding the volume of the tank V = πr²h

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    about 282.74

  4. anonymous
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    yes, but they want you to round π to 3.14 so it comes out to 282.6 ft³ when you do that

  5. anonymous
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    ok

  6. anonymous
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    Now you can use the conversion factor for propane \[282.6 ft^3 \times \frac{ 2516~ BTU }{ 1~ft^3 }\]

  7. anonymous
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    so I just plug that into my calculator?

  8. anonymous
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    yes

  9. anonymous
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    711021.6

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    So that's my answer right?

  11. anonymous
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    yes then round to the nearest 1

  12. anonymous
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    Great, thanks!!

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    you're welcome

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