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huddles
12-23-2004, 04:44 PM
anyone know how to calculate volume of a diamond tank?

captclams
12-23-2004, 05:10 PM
I suppose you could take the length and width of the tank and figure out the sq. inches of the rectangle they form, then figure out the areas of the four right triangles (if two sides of the tank are parallel you'd only have two right triangles) outside of the diamond and subtract. Multiply the remainder by the height of the tank to get your total sq. inches and convert. You should be able to get a conversion calculator at www.refdesk.com .

huddles
12-23-2004, 05:20 PM
logic worked like a charm. basic mathematics.

thanks

captclams
12-24-2004, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by captclams
I suppose you could take the length and width of the tank and figure out the sq. inches of the rectangle they form, then figure out the areas of the four right triangles (if two sides of the tank are parallel you'd only have two right triangles) outside of the diamond and subtract. Multiply the remainder by the height of the tank to get your total sq. inches
and convert. You should be able to get a conversion calculator at www.refdesk.com .

Should read cu. inches . Sorry, my bad.