# How To Calculate The Volume Of A Cylinder

A cylinder is a three-dimensional solid with 2 bases, 2 edges and 3 faces. You measure the volume of a cylinder in cubic units of measurement. You can calculate the volume of a cylinder using these short and simple steps.

### Step 1

Measure the height (h) of the cylinder. Height is sometimes referred to as the length.

### Step 2

Measure the radius (r) of the cylinder. Radius is the distance from the outer edge to the center of the circle.

### Step 3

Multiply the height by Pi.

### Step 4

Square the radius. (Multiply the radius by itself.)

### Step 5

Multiply the product from Step 3 by the product of Step 4.

### Step 6

Write you answer in the proper cubic unit of measurement.

### Things Needed

- Cylinder
- Formula for volume of a cylinder, V =(Pi)(h)(r)(r)
- Calculator (if needed)

### TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

Make sure you use the same unit of measurement for each dimension. For a complicated shape, break it down into smaller parts. Determine the volume of smaller parts, and then combine them (by adding) to find the volume of the entire shape.

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