A spherical water tank holds 11,500ft^3 of water. What is the diameter? The tank holding amount is volume. And the volume of a sphere is: V = (4pir^3)/3 We know that radius is 1/2 of diameter: r =d/2 So we rewrite our volume function: V = 4/3(pi(d/2)^3) We're given V = 11,500 so we have: 4/3(pi(d/2)^3) = 11500 Multiply each side by 3/4 4/3(3/4)(pi(d/2)^3) = 11,500*3/4 Simplify: pi(d/2)^3 = 8625 Since pi = 3.1415926359, we divide each side by pi: (d/2)^3 = 8625/3.1415926359 (d/2)^3 = 2745.42 Take the cube root of each side: d/2 = 14.0224 Multiply through by 2: d = 28.005