# 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?

May 25, 2017

The volume of the can $= \pi 258.7475 {\text{cm}}^{3}$ or $812.879 {\text{cm}}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

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

$r = \frac{d}{2}$

$r = \frac{9.7}{2}$

$r = 4.85$

$A = \pi {r}^{2} h$

$A = \pi {4.85}^{2} \times 11$

$A = \pi 23.5225 \times 11$

$A = \pi 258.7475$

$A = 812.879 {\text{cm}}^{3}$