A can of tomatoes has a base diameter of 9.7 centimeters and a height of 11 centimeters. What is the volume of the can?

1 Answer
May 25, 2017

Answer:

The volume of the can #= pi 258.7475"cm"^3# or #812.879"cm"^3#

Explanation:

Saying that the can of tomatoes is a perfect cylinder (which it is usually not), we can calculate the area of the can.

#r = d/2#

#r = 9.7/2#

#r = 4.85#

#A = pi r^2h#

#A = pi 4.85^2 xx 11#

#A = pi 23.5225 xx 11#

#A = pi 258.7475#

#A = 812.879"cm"^3#