
Algebra PreAlgebra and Basic Algebra Math Forum 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
April 15th, 2014, 05:36 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: USA Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Reel Fill Calculation  Need Help Please
Hello, I have a real world application that I would like some help with. I have a fishing reel that has a line counter on it. As you reel in or let line out, it counts the number of revolutions of the spool and mechanically translates it into feet. The line counter is designed such that it is only accurate when the spool is full of line. When the reel is empty, one foot on the line counter equals four inches of line on the spool. The spool is 0.5 inches with no line. The reel is capable of holding 310 yards of line that is 0.019" in diameter, or 3.164 cubic inches of line. The line that I intend to use is 0.0157 inches in diameter. I have three reels and I want to fill each with 1000 feet line from a 1000 yard spool. The problem: Need to calculate the ending line counter reading when 1000 feet of line has been spooled up on the reel from empty. Thank you in advance for your help. 
April 15th, 2014, 12:53 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: USA Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 
Perhaps the person that moved this post to the 'algebra' section can give a hint? I thought this was an integral calculus problem.

April 15th, 2014, 03:11 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: UK Posts: 918 Thanks: 331 
My first thoughts were to integrate, but it's been a long time and I'm a noob here However, something is telling me it's simpler than that, but fermented grape juice is getting in the way... 
April 16th, 2014, 07:50 AM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: USA Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 
Yeah, I know someone around here has to be able to help! 

Tags 
calculation, fill, reel 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
fill in numbers in circles  Albert.Teng  Algebra  5  March 6th, 2013 08:25 AM 
Reel Math ChallengeWatch and Vote for Our Video  hherdogan  New Users  4  January 14th, 2012 06:56 AM 
Calculating the amount of labels left on a reel  Phil1892  Algebra  1  June 28th, 2011 04:54 PM 
3 Reel slot odds!  NTAHS  Advanced Statistics  24  March 8th, 2010 06:01 AM 
I fill stupid for asking this but...  blazingclaymore  New Users  4  July 26th, 2007 12:51 AM 