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November 2014 Puzzle

A closed cylindrical can has a height of 8 feet and a diameter of 4 feet.  The can is currently standing upright on one of its circular ends and contains water to a level of 2 feet (see the figure below).  If the can is laid flat on its side, what will the new water level in the tank be?  Express the answer accurate to 5 decimal places. 

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**You must include sufficient work to support your answer. 

 


 
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