- Step 1: Write down the dimension Write the height and diameter of the cylinder on a piece of paper.
- TIP: If you have a diameter measurement, divide the diameter by 2 to get the length the radius.
- Step 2: Square the radius Square the radius, or the distance from the center of the base to the outside edge.
- Step 3: Multiply the product Multiply the product of the radius squared by pi. This will give you the area of the base of the cylinder.
- TIP: Use 3.14 to represent pi if you don't have a scientific calculator.
- Step 4: Multiply the base by the height Multiply this number by the height of the cylinder to determine the volume.
- Step 5: Write the product in cubic units Write the product as a measure of cubic units.
- Step 6: Work backwards to check your solution Work backwards to check your solution. Use the formula "volume equals pi times radius squared times height" for future calculations.
- FACT: The most definitive and influential book written about geometry was written by Euclid, a Greek mathematician during the third century BCE.
You Will Need
- Dimensions of a cylinder
- Scientific calculator (optional)