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Formula Volume of a Cylinder

How to find the Volume of a Cylinder

This page examines the properties of a right circular cylinder .A cylinder has a radius (r) and a height (he) (see picture below).

This shape is similar to a can. The surface area is the area of the top and bottom circles (which are the same), and the area of the rectangle (label that wraps around the can)
Picture of Right Circular Cylinder

Cylinder Volume Formula


Base by Height Formula Picture
Practice Problems on Area of a Cylinder


What is the volume of the cylinder with a radius of 2 and a height of 6?
Answer
Use the formula for the volume of a cylinder as shown below.
Volume= Π *(r)2 (h)
Volume = Π *(2)2 (6)
= 24 Π
Area of Cylinder Example1
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What is the volume of the cylinder with a radius of 3 and a hieight of 5?
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Area of Cylinder Example2
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What is the area of the cylinder with a radius of 6 and a height of 7?
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