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### Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

- Volume of a prism = area of the base × height
- Volume of a cylinder = πr
^{2}h

### Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

The volume of a prism = [1/2] * (area of the base) * height

Find the volume of the cube, each side of the cube is 5m.

- V = Bh
- V = 5*5*5

^{3}

The volume of a cylinder = (area of the base) * height

- radius = [1/2]diameter = 4in
- V = πr
^{2}*h - V = 3.14*4
^{2}*10

^{3}

If the a cylinder and a prism have the same area of the base, and the same height, then their volume are ____ the same.

Find the volume of this prism, the bases are trapezoids, EH = 4, FG = 8, EM = 7, BF = 12.

- Area of base = [1/2](EH + FG)*EM
- Area of base = [1/2]*(4 + 8)*7 = 42
- V = Area of base*height
- V = 42*12 = 504

Find the volume of the solid, the base of the prism is a rectangle.

- V of the prism = area of base*height
- V of the prism = 30*25*5 = 3750
- V of the cylinder = πr
^{2}*height - V of the cylinder = 3.14*6*6*20 = 2260.8
- V of the solid = V of the prism + V of the cylinder
- V = 3750 + 2260.8 = 6010.8

The base of a cylinder is always a circle.

All the lateral faces of a prism are rectangles.

The perimeter of the base circle of is 18, the height of the cylinder is 15, find the volume of this cylinder.

- P = 2πr
- r = [P/(2π)] = [18/2*3.14] = 2.87
- V = πr
^{2}*H - V = 3.14 * 2.87
^{2}* 15

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

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### Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

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- Intro 0:00
- Volume of Prism 0:08
- Volume of Prism
- Volume of Cylinder 3:38
- Volume of Cylinder
- Extra Example 1: Find the Volume of the Prism 5:10
- Extra Example 2: Find the Volume of the Cylinder 8:03
- Extra Example 3: Find the Volume of the Prism 9:35
- Extra Example 4: Find the Volume of the Solid 19:06

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### Transcription: Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

*Welcome back to Educator.com.*0000

*For the next lesson, we are going to go over volume of prisms and cylinders.*0002

* Volume is the measure of all of the space inside the solid.*0011

*We went over lateral area and surface area: remember, lateral area measures the area of all of the outside sides, except for the bases;*0020

*and then, surface area would be the area of all of the sides together, including the bases.*0035

*If you were to wrap a box, let's say, with wrapping paper, that would be surface area.*0044

*If you were to fill the box with something (let's say water or sand or anything--just filling it up), that would be volume.*0051

*That is going to be the volume of that box.*0059

*Now, the box itself is a prism; prisms, remember, are solids with two congruent and parallel bases.*0065

*They have to be opposite sides; they are two congruent and opposite bases.*0078

*It can be any type of shape; it can be a triangle; it can be a rectangle; it can be a hexagon, pentagon...whatever it is.*0082

*And the rest of the sides, the lateral sides (meaning the sides that are not bases) have to be rectangles; that is a prism.*0091

*This right here is a rectangular prism, because the bases are rectangles.*0102

*Let's say that we are going to name that the base; then, that means that the bottom is also the base.*0111

*The volume (meaning everything inside, the space inside) is going to be the area of the base, times the height--*0125

*the area of this right here, times the height of the prism.*0140

*When it comes to a rectangular prism, we know that the area of the base is the length times the width.*0147

*And then, the volume will be times the height; so length times width times height is for a rectangular prism.*0157

*Length times width measures the area of the base; any time you have a lowercase b, that just means the segment base--*0168

*the line segment, like maybe the measure of the bottom side or something; that is the base, lowercase b.*0178

*When you have a capital B, that is talking about the area of the actual base, the side base.*0186

*A capital B is the area of the base, times the height; and this is the volume.*0194

*For rectangular prisms, it would just be the length times the width; but for any type of prism, it is going to be capital B,*0201

*for base, the area of the base, times height; so this is the formula for the volume of a prism.*0210

*Now, the volume of a cylinder: remember: a cylinder is like a prism in that there are two bases, opposite and congruent and parallel.*0220

*But for a cylinder, the bases are circles: circle and circle.*0232

*Now, to find the volume, again, we are measuring the space inside.*0241

*So, if you were to take a can, and you were to fill it up with water or something, that would be volume.*0247

*How much water can that can take?--that would be volume.*0252

*The formula for this is actually the same as the formula for the prism: πr ^{2} is the area of the base;*0263

*that is the formula for the area of a circle (which is the base), times the height.*0277

*So, for a cylinder, volume is also capital B, for the area of the base, times the height.*0285

*So again, prism and cylinder have the same formula for volume.*0295

*Just think of capital B as the area of the base; whatever the base is, it is the area of that side, times the height.*0300

*The first example: we are going to find the volume of this prism.*0313

*Now, remember: when you have a prism, all of the lateral sides--meaning all sides that are not bases--have to be rectangular.*0317

*If you have a prism, and you know that it is a prism for sure, then the sides that are not rectangular automatically become the bases.*0326

*So here, I see a triangle; that would have to be the base, the side that is the base,*0336

*which means that the side opposite has to also be the same; it has to also be congruent; if it is not, then it is not a prism.*0346

*There is our base; to find the volume, remember, you are going to find the area of that base, times the height.*0358

*The area of this triangle, we know, is 1/2 base times height (and this is lowercase b, times the height)--is all volume.*0370

*This base and the height are 6 and 10; we know that those two are our measures, because they are perpendicular.*0388

*The base and the height for the triangle have to be perpendicular, which they are; that is what this means, right here.*0395

*So, it is 6 and 10; so 1/2 times 6 times 10, times the height of the prism (that is 4)...we just multiply all of those numbers together, and that is our volume.*0400

*Here, 1/2 times 6 is 3, so I just cross-cancel this number out: 3 times 10 is...so all of this together is going to be...30,*0417

*times the 4, is 120; our units are inches...for volume, it is going to be units cubed.*0433

*For area, we know that it is squared; volume is always going to be cubed.*0447

*Here, this is the volume of this prism; again, it is the area of the base, 1/2 base times height, times the height of the prism.*0454

*Be careful that you don't confuse this h with this h; this h is just the height for the base, for the triangle;*0466

*and this height is the height of the actual prism.*0477

*The next example: Find the volume of the cylinder.*0485

*Again, the formula is the same: capital B (for area of the base), times the height.*0490

*In this case, the base is a circle; the area of a circle is π (oh, that is not π) r ^{2}, times the height.*0500

*πr...the radius is 4, squared, times 10 for my height...just to solve this out, to simplify this,*0519

*it is going to be 4 ^{2}, which is 16, times 10; that is 160π.*0533

*To turn that into a decimal, to actually multiply this out, 160 times π, you can go ahead and use your calculator.*0541

*I have mine on my screen; so it is 160 times π; so my volume becomes 502.65; my units are centimeters, and then volume is cubed.*0548

*So, there is the volume of my cylinder.*0570

*The next example: A regular hexagonal prism has a length of 20 feet, and a base with sides 4 feet long; find the volume of the prism.*0577

*Let's see, a regular hexagonal prism: "hexagon" means 6 sides, so that means the base of my prism is going to be a hexagon.*0591

*Let me try drawing this as best I can--something like that.*0604

*It has a length of 20 feet and a base (that is this hexagon right here) with sides four feet long; so each of these is four feet.*0623

*Make sure that you remember that it is regular, so it has to be equilateral and equiangular.*0635

*That means that each of these sides is going to be 4 feet long; find the volume of this prism.*0640

*Back to the formula: volume equals the area of the base, times height.*0648

*Now, to find the area of this base, it is a hexagon; so remember: to find the area of a regular polygon...let me just review over that quickly.*0658

*If I have a regular hexagon (that doesn't really look regular, but let's just say it is), it is as if I take this hexagon,*0673

*and I break it up into congruent triangles: I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 triangles.*0682

*The area of each of these triangles is 1/2 base times height; so if this is the base, and this is the height (that is for this triangle),*0690

*and then I have 6 of them--so then, here is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6--it is 1/2 base times height; multiply that by 6.*0705

*Well, let me just use a different color, just to show you that this is on-the-side review.*0719

*If I take the base (this is the base), and I multiply it by the 6, well, if this is the base, there are 6 sides.*0725

*Then, my base and my 6 become the perimeter; and then, my height of the triangle, this right here, is what is called the apothem.*0739

*And then, my 1/2...so then, the area of this whole thing, which is 1/2 base times height, times 6,*0758

*because there are 6 triangles, becomes 1/2 times the perimeter times the apothem.*0766

*So, this base is 1/2 times the perimeter times the apothem, and then times this height right here, the height of the prism.*0774

*Let's see, my perimeter is going to be (since it is a regular hexagon) four times...I have 6 sides, so...4 times 6 is 24;*0786

*and then, my apothem, remember, is from the center to the midpoint of one of the sides; so that is perpendicular.*0809

*That is my apothem; now, I don't know what my apothem is, so I have to solve for it.*0825

*So, I am going to make a right triangle; a right triangle is always the best way to find unknown measures.*0831

*I am just going to draw that triangle a little bigger, just so that you can see.*0845

*My apothem (that is this right here): if this whole side is 4, then I know that this right here has to be 2; it is half.*0854

*And then, since that is all I have to work with, let's see: if I had this measure,*0866

*I could use the Pythagorean theorem, a ^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}; but I don't.*0872

*If you did have that, then you could use the Pythagorean theorem.*0878

*What I can do: I know that from here all the way around, passing through all 6 triangles, it is going to have a measure of 360 degrees.*0882

*I just want to find the measure of this angle right here: 360 divided by each of the 6 triangles is going to be 60 degrees.*0901

*That means that this right here, just one triangle, is going to have a measure of 60;*0914

*it is going to have a measure of 60; this is 60; 60; and 60, and so on.*0923

*If from here, all of this is 60, then I know that half of this right here has to be 30 degrees.*0930

*If this is 30, and this is 90, then this has to be 60; and that is 0...60 degrees.*0941

*So then, this becomes a 30-60-90 degree triangle; and again, I found out that this is 30*0950

*by taking my 360, which is the whole thing, and dividing it by 6 (because there are 6 triangles).*0958

*So then, this triangle and this triangle, all 6 of them--each of them is going to have an angle measure of 60 degrees.*0968

*So, this is 60; but then I have to cut it in half again, so then, that is 30.*0975

*This becomes a special right triangle--remember special right triangles?--it is a 30-60-90 degree triangle.*0981

*The side opposite the 30 degrees is going to be n; the side opposite the 60 is n√3; the side opposite the 90 is 2n.*0992

*n is just the variable for the special right triangles; that is what I am going to use.*1004

*Now, what side is given to me? I have a 2 here--that is the side opposite the 30.*1011

*That is this right here; so I am going to make those two equal to each other: n = 2.*1016

*Well, if n equals 2, then what is the side opposite the 60? That is going to be 2√3.*1024

*Then, the side opposite the 90 is going to be 2 times n, which is 4.*1029

*OK, that means that the side opposite the 60 is 2√3; the side opposite the 90 is 4.*1035

*My apothem, which is this side right here, is going to be 2√3; my height of the prism (because we are back to this volume formula--*1044

*not the height of the triangle, but the height of the prism) is 20 feet.*1063

*So again, it is 1/2 times the perimeter, times the apothem, times the height.*1071

*To find the perimeter, remember (and all of this, 1/2Pa--that is for the area of the base): you are going to take the 4,*1078

*and multiply it by all of the sides; that is 24; to find the apothem, you just use special right triangles.*1087

*This is 2, so then this is 2√3, and then multiply that by 20; so I am going to have...*1097

*and then, you can just use your calculator for that...times that number, times...and I get 831.38 feet cubed for volume.*1109

*So, the volume of this prism is that right there.*1139

*And then, the fourth example: Find the volume of the solid.*1147

*For this, we have two prisms stacked like that; so to find the volume of this whole thing, I need to find the volume of this prism,*1152

*the one on the bottom; find the volume of this top prism; and then add them together.*1165

*I am going to say that this is prism #1 here; this is #1, and this is #2.*1175

*#1 is going to be...volume equals capital B (for the area of the base), times the height.*1185

*The base...this is a rectangular prism, so it is 10 times 10; the length times the width is 10 times 10*1196

*(because it is the same; they are congruent) times the height, which is 4.*1214

*So, the volume of this first prism, prism #1, is 100 times 4, which is 400 meters cubed.*1219

*Then, I have to find the volume of prism #2; it is also a rectangular prism, so length times width times the height.*1231

*The length and the width are congruent, so this is going to be 6 times 6; and the height is 2.*1248

*I know that 6 times 6 is 36, times 2 is 72; that is meters cubed.*1261

*The volume of this solid is going to be prism 1, plus prism 2.*1273

*Prism 1 is 400 meters cubed, plus the 72 meters cubed, which is going to be 472 meters cubed.*1280

*Make sure that you add the two volumes together; you are not multiplying them,*1296

*because it is the volume of that whole thing, plus the volume of this whole thing.*1303

*You are adding them together--the total is the sum of them.*1309

*That is it for this lesson; thank you for watching Educator.com.*1316

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Post by Jonathan Aguero on March 1, 2013

how is it possible to find the volume of a miss figured shape that is oblique