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Volumes of Cylinders

In this worksheet, students calculate the volume of cylinders given their diameter and height.

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'Volumes of Cylinders' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Volume and Capacity

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Worksheet Overview

A cylinder can be considered as lots of circular discs stacked one above the other.



If the area of each circular disc is A and the height of the stack is h, then the volume = Ah.



Remember that the area of a circle with radius r = πr2

We can write this instead of A, so the volume of a cylinder with radius r and height h = πr2h




Find the volume of this cylinder in cm3 to 3 significant figures.



Diameter = 6 cm

Radius = 6 ÷ 2 = 3 cm

Height = 12 cm


Volume = πr2h = π × 32 × 12 = 339.29 ≈ 339 cm3 (3 s.f.)

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