Suppose you were to bend two whole sheets of 8 1/2-by-11 paper to form two cylinders (a tall, skinny one and a short, wide one). The volume of a cylinder can be calculated using the formula V = (base area)(height) or V = πr2h. Homework Help ✎
Do the two cylinders have the same volume? Justify your answer.
Is the result different if you start with
Calculate the volume of both cylinders and compare.
Remember, for cylinders:
V = πr2h
C = 2πr
Where V is volume, r is radius, h is height, and C is circumference.
For the tall cylinder:
V ≈ 63.24 in.3
See part (a).