How to Calculate the Volume of a Cylinder

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Volume = π x r² x h

π = Pi = 3.14159
r = Radius = 1/2 Diameter
h = Height

You have a cylinder with a 5 inch diameter and it’s 6 inches high. What is the volume of this cylinder?

(5 Inch Diameter Divided by 2) = 2.5 Inch Radius
2.5 Inch Radius × 2.5 Inch Radius = 6.25
6.25 × 6 Inches Height = 37.5
37.5 × 3.14159 = 117.809625 Cubic Inches

The volume of a cylinder 5 inches in diameter and 6 inches high is 117.81 cubic inches.

Additional Conversion Information:
Convert cubic inches to cubic centimeters: 1 Cubic Inch = 16.387064 Cubic Centimeters
117.809625 Cubic Inches × 16.387064 = 1930.55 Cubic Centimeters

Convert cubic inches to liters: 1 Cubic Inch = 0.016387064 Liters
117.809625 Cubic Inches × 0.016387064 = 1.9305 Liters

NOTE: These calculations and the information provided on this page is for reference only. Power Zone Equipment is not responsible for errors or incorrect calculations when applied to real life projects. Please use this information with care. For engineering assistance and design of equipment systems, please contact Power Zone Equipment.

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