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The lateral surface (the curved surface) of a right circular cylinder is perpendicular to the circular end planes.

Area and Volume of a right circular cylinder

Drawing of a right cylinder
In order to calculate area and volume of the cylinder, you need to know the cylinder’s height (h) and the radius (r) of the end planes.

Volume of the cylinder


The area of the lateral surface of the cylinder


Area of the entire surface of the cylinder


Calculate area and volume of a right circular cylinder

Right cylinder with height and radius

Height (h): 
Radius (r):