Problem 6PE

(a) A rectangular gasoline tank can hold 50.0 kg of gasoline when full. What is the depth of the tank if it is 0.500-m wide by 0.900-m long? (b) Discuss whether this gas tank has a reasonable volume for a passenger car.

Solution

Step 1 of Step 3

Here we have to find the depth of the rectangular gasoline tank. Given the mass of the gasoline is 50 kg and the length and breadth of the tank are 0.9m and 0.50 m respectively.

We know that from the table 11.1