How is the formula for the volume of a cylinder similar to the formula for the volume of a rectangular prism?

Guest Mar 8, 2016

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The formula for the volume a cylinder is pi(r^2)h.

The formula of the volume of a rectangular prism is l(h)(w).

In both, you are multiplying the base by the height.

Cylinder:

You take the surface area of the circle and multiply it by the height.

Rectangular Prism:

You take the surface area of the base (rectangle/square) and multiply it by the height.

Anonymous4338 Mar 8, 2016