How to Find the Height of a Cylinder


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1. If V is the volume of a cylinder, and r is the radius of the circular base of a cylinder, what formula do we use to find the height of that cylinder?

2. What is the height of a cylinder-shaped cardboard container that has volume 7540 cubic inches, and the radius of its circular bases is 10 inches?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offer a chance to test what you know about finding the height of a cylinder. You'll review what information you need to know and the formula that makes finding the height easy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet evaluate your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of a cylinder
  • The formula used to find the height of a cylinder
  • Solving sample problems
  • Understanding word problems

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember the characteristics of a cylinder
  • Knowledge application - check that you know and can answer a question about what the formula for finding the height of a cylinder is
  • Problem solving - use your knowledge of the equation for finding the height of a cylinder to correctly solve problems

Additional Learning

If you still want to review this topic in more detail, you will find it in the lesson titled How to Find the Height of a Cylinder. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • What cylinder looks like
  • Defining volume and radius
  • The name of the formula used for finding the height
  • How to arrange the formula for height as the unknown
  • Examples of use of this formula