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Elliot has a modern fish tank that is in the shape of an oblique prism, shown at right. If the slant of the prism makes a angle, find the volume of water the tank can hold. Assume all measurements are in inches.

Use a special right triangle to find the height of the parallelogram.
For help, see the Math Notes box in Lesson 5.3.1.

Find the height of the parallelogram:

linear scale factor

Find the area of the base:

Find the volume of the prism: