# SOLUTION: A paint manufacturer desires a cylindrical steel drum to hold 50 gallons of roof paint.For convenience in handling,it is found necessary to limit the inside diameter of 2 and one-h

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Surface-area Question 159141: A paint manufacturer desires a cylindrical steel drum to hold 50 gallons of roof paint.For convenience in handling,it is found necessary to limit the inside diameter of 2 and one-half feet.Find the height of the drum desired.Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!50 gal=50/7.48=6.68 ft^3 6.68=h*area 6.68=h*pir^2 6.68=h*3.14(2.5/2)^2 6.68=h*3.14(1.25)^2 6.68=h*3.14*1.5625 6.68=h*4.906 h=6.68/4.906 h=1.36 feet tall for the drum.