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#1 toddpeak


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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:23 PM

A real life example of calculus in action:

A barrel of oil is lying on its side. It has one of its ends firmly attached to the wall (Meaning the barrel cannot be repositioned.) A dipstick can be used from the top of the rounded side to determine the height of the oil remaining in the barrel. Write a function to get the volume of the oil from the height of the oil on the dipstick. The barrel has a 22" diameter (11" radius) and a length of 33."
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:34 PM

Spoiler for height = h then

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