*Calculating the surface area and other measurements for a right circular cone takes practice. Use the height, radius and multiply by Pi to get the lateral surface or other measurements. The total surface area, volume, and slant height are other measurements you can calculate if you have pertinent information.*

**Right Circular Cone Calc: Find I**

Finding the measurements of a right circular cone in calculus involves practicing with formulas to find the radius, height, volume and lateral area of the cone.

When you use lateral measurements, you’ll see the terms lateral face, lateral length or lateral area of a cone mentioned in calculus problems. You may see a question prompting you to right circular cone calc: find I.

** Right Circular Cone – Basic Calculus Information**

A right cone has an apex directly above the center of its base, and the base isn’t necessarily a circle. A right circular cone has circular bases.

A solid geometric figure made of a circle and its base (interior) is referred to as a cone.

To solve right circular cone calc: find I, or other problems, you should learn the basics of all cones, and the meanings of the equations used to find measurements.

The cone radius equals the radius of the base. The cone altitude will be a perpendicular segment from the plane of the base to the vertex. The length of the altitude equals the height of the cone.

The cone axis consists of a segment with endpoints as the center and vertex of the base. An axis that’s perpendicular to the circle’s plane results in a right cone. When the axis isn’t perpendicular, the cone is oblique.

The slant height of a right cone is defined as the segment length from the circle of the base to the vertex of the cone. There aren’t slant height qualities for oblique cones.

*Cut open a three-dimensional cone shape from the slant height, and the entire area will be the cone’s curved surface. The curved area on the cone’s surface is referred to as the lateral surface area of the cone. Therefore, the cone’s lateral surface area is the same as its curved surface area.*

Determine a cone’s lateral surface area with the following formula: II (Pi) times the cone radius, or R, times slant height, or SH, equal right circular cone calc: find I or L.S.A. (lateral surface area).

You’ll encounter problems describing right circular cones or cones in your studies. As long as you have the right formula, you will be able to determine the answer, but it will take some trial and error before you understand the process.

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**Example #5****Volume of a Cone**

A formula to figure the volume of a cone is similar to one for a pyramid. The volume (v) of a cone is 1/3 the base area, then Pi2 times the cone height. A cone has a circular base, so you need to replace the b value in a pyramid volume formula with the circle area to get the cone volume formula.

V stands for volume in cubic units, r stands for the radius in cubic units, and h equals height in units. The equation you use will be V equals 1/3 (pi)r squared h.

**Properties to Review**

Here are right circular cone properties to review:

A right triangle that revolves around a leg (one of its legs is the axis of the revolution) forms a right circular cone. Any surface created by the triangle hypotenuse is the right circular cone’s lateral area. The cone base is the surface created by the leg that doesn’t rotate.

**Working with Cones, Cylinders and Other Shapes**

In calculus, geometry, and science, you’ll need to determine the area, volume or height of many shapes. Every shape you encounter will have a slightly different formula to help you calculate the right measurements for real-life problems or class assignments.

You can figure out the perimeter and area for 2D shapes and the volume and surface area for 3D shapes with the right formulas. For example, calculating the area and perimeter of a triangle is easy. Add the lengths of all three sides to get the perimeter.

You’ll need to know the base and height to calculate the triangle’s area. The height is measured from the base to peak of the triangle. The formula for the triangle’s area is ½ the base times the height.

After you’ve worked with a cone, a cylinder will be easy to measure. A cylinder contains straight, parallel sides and a circular base.

You can find a cylinder’s volume or surface area if you have the height (h) and radius (r). A cylinder contains a top and a bottom, so the radius times two equals the surface area. The surface area equals 2 Pi2 plus 2pirh. The volume equals Pi2h.

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