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You're standing 14 feet from the edge of a cylindrical water tank and is 26 feet from the point of tangency. the tank is 10 feet tall. what is the volume in cubic feet

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  1. The radius of the tank can be found using

    26^2 = 14^2 + r^2
    r^2 = 480

    since the radius is perpendicular to any tangent line.

    Now just plug in
    v = pi*r^2*h
    = pi*480*10

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