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Old 05-01-2003, 09:11 PM
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I'm trying to calculate the size of a gas tank. Anybody know how many cubic inches in a gallon?
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Well you could take a typical 5 gallon pail....fill it with 1gal (measured) water...then use this equation.............V = pie x radius squared x height. Or you could believe me when I say it is 231 cubic inches
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Wait while I empty the wife's gallon of 1/2 percent milk,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Crazyhorse, you nut! That won't work. You are starting out with 1/2.
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no, i was only a quarter full of half percent milk,,,,,,,,,,
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A gallon is exactly 231.0000000000000 cubic inches. This is by definition and is not an approximation.
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A gallon is exactly 231.0000000000000 cubic inches. This is by definition and is not an approximation.
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Well you could take a typical 5 gallon pail....fill it with 1gal (measured) water...then use this equation.............V = pie x radius squared x height. Or you could believe me when I say it is 231 cubic inches
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1 gallon = 231 cubic inches
1 gallon = 0.1337 cubic feet
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Thanks guys. I knew there had to be someone out here who didn't kill ALL their brain cells.
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It would take just a little over 3 Forty Ounce Colt 45's to make a gallon. (128 Ounces in a gallon I believe!)


I sure hope this helps!
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