# Cylinder (Volume, Surface Area or Lateral Surface) Calculator

getcalc.com's **cylinder calculator** is an online basic geometry tool to calculate volume, surface area or lateral surface of a cylinder shape, in both US customary & metric (SI) units.

## Steps to Find Volume, Surface Area & Lateral Surface Area of a Cylinder

The step by step workout for how to find what is the volume, surface area or lateral surface of a cylinder. Students may use this cylinder calculator to generate work with steps for any other similar input values.__Workout :__

step 1 Address the formula, input parameters and values

Radius = 3 in

Height = 10 in

step 2 Apply radius and height values in below volume formual

Volume V = πr²h

= 3.1416 x 3² x 10 in³

= 3.1416 x 9 x 10 in³

Volume V = 282.7433 in³

step 3 Find Surface Area using radius and height values

Surface Area A = 2πrh + 2πr²

= (2 x π x 3 x 10) + 2 x π x (3)² in²

= (2 x 3.1416 x 3 x 10) + 2 x 3.1416 x 9 in²

= 188.4956 + 56.5487 in²

Surface Area = 245.0442 in²

step 4 Find Lateral Area using radius and height values

Lateral Area = 2πrh

= 2 x 3.1416 x 3 x 10 in²

Lateral Area = 188.4956 in²

## Cylinder & Formulas

**Cylinder** is a three dimensional plane or geometric shape having straight parallel sides with circular cross section area. K-12 students may refer the below formulas of cylinder to know what are all the input parameters are being used to find the volume, surface area & lateral surface of cylinder.