Metal drums are common containers used to ship oil and many other materials. A metal drum is essentially a cylinder. A simple formula can allow you to calculate the volume of a cylinder from a few simple measurements.

The

**volume**of a 3 -dimensional solid is the amount of space it occupies.
Volume is measured in cubic units ( in³,ft³,cm³,m³,etc).

Be sure that all of the measurements are in the same unit before computing the volume.

To Find the volume of the cylinder shown. Round to the nearest cubic centimeter.

Let’s begin,

A drum measures 83 cm high.

The diameter measures 56 cm. this is the distance across a circular end.

Divide the diameter in half. This gives you the radius.

half of 56 cm is 28 cm.

The formula for the volume of a cylinder is

V= π (28)² (83)

π = 3.14

V=3.14 x 784 x 83 = 204326

Therefore, the volume of the cylinder is 204326 cubic centimeters.

**Now Convert cubic centimeters to liters.**To do this, use the conversion rate

Dividing the volume (in cubic centimeters) of the cylinder by 1,000 will give you the volume in liters (L).

**204326 / 1000 = 204.3 L**

So, a Drum that is 83 cm height, 56 cm wide, has a volume of

**204.3 L**
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