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Formulas for the Volumes of Some Common Solids

Abbreviations:*B*= area of base;

*h*= height;

*r*= radius;

*l*= length;

*w*= width.

Formulas for the Volumes of Some Common Solids | |||||||||

Solid | Volume | ||||||||

cube | l^{3} | ||||||||

right rectangular parallelepiped | lwh | ||||||||

prism | Bh | ||||||||

right circular cylinder | πr^{2}h | ||||||||

pyramid | 1/3Bh | ||||||||

right circular cone | 1/3πr^{2}h | ||||||||

sphere | 4/3πr^{3} |

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volume, measure of solid content or capacity, usually expressed in units that are the cubes of linear units, such as cubic inches and cubic centimeters, or in units of dry and liquid measure, such as bushels, gallons, and liters. Volumes of complicated geometric forms are often calculated using integral calculus. See the table entitled Formulas for the Volumes of Some Common Solids.

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