Finding the volume of a cylinder

The formula for finding the volume of a cylinder equals πr^(2 )* h

The **πr^(2 )** equals the area of the base and the **h** equals the height of the cylinder

**Problem 1** Find the volume of the cylinder that has a diameter of 6 units

and a height of 8 units.

**Step 1** Find the radius by dividing the diameter in half.

6 /2 = 3 units which is **r** or the radius

**Step 2**. Plug the radius into πr^(2 ) which equals π3^(2 )

9π = base area of the cylinder

**Step 3.** 9π * height which equals 9π * 8 = 72π units^3 (remember that

volume is always units cubed)