Volume of Cylinders and Prisms Calculator

Volume of Cylinders and Prisms Calculator

# Volume of Cylinders and Prisms

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## Volume of Cylinders & Prisms Calculator

What is your shape?

#### Step 1. Imagine & identify the base.

We can think of the cylinder as a cake with layers shaped as circles. The base is the bottom layer, a circle.  We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
Volume tells us the amount of space there is inside a 3D shape. It’s kind of like the 3D version of area 🤯. To find the volume of a cylinder or prism, we multiply the area of the base by the height.To help us understand why this is the formula for volume, let’s imagine we have a cake with lots of layers. KEY STEPS

## How to Find the Volume of Cylinders & Prisms

Shape:

### Step 1. Imagine & identify the base.

We can think of the cylinder as a cake with layers shaped as circles. The base is the bottom layer, a circle.

### Step 2. Calculate the area of the base.

We start by calculating the area of the base circle.

### Step 3. Multiply the area of the base by the height (H) of the cylinder.

Then, we multiply the base area by the height to get the volume.
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Volume of Cylinders & Prisms
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Volume of Cylinders & Prisms
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