This cone calculator can calculate the volume or surface area of a cone for you. You may choose from different combinations of values to input.

Also, the calculator will tell you not just the volume/surface area, but also how to calculate it.

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This cone calculator can calculate the volume or surface area of a cone for you. You may choose from different combinations of values to input.

Also, the calculator will tell you not just the volume/surface area, but also how to calculate it.

Each of the inputs provided must be a non-negative real number. In other words, the input must be 0 or greater. Here are a few examples.

- Whole numbers or decimals → $\hspace{0.2em} 2 \hspace{0.2em}$, $\hspace{0.2em} 4.25 \hspace{0.2em}$, $\hspace{0.2em} 0 \hspace{0.2em}$, $\hspace{0.2em} 0.33 \hspace{0.2em}$
- Fractions → $\hspace{0.2em} 2/3 \hspace{0.2em}$, $\hspace{0.2em} 1/5 \hspace{0.2em}$
- Mixed numbers → $\hspace{0.2em} 5 \hspace{0.4em} 1/4 \hspace{0.2em}$

If you would like to see an example of the calculator's working, just click the "example" button.

As mentioned earlier, the calculator won't just tell you the answer but also the steps you can follow to do the calculation yourself. The "show/hide solution" button would be available to you after the calculator has processed your input.

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Here's a quick overview of what a circle is and a few different concepts related to the shape.

A cone is a three-dimensional shape with a base (a circle in case of a circular cone) that tapers smoothly into a point at the other end (called vertex).

For a cone with a radius $\hspace{0.2em} r \hspace{0.2em}$ and height $\hspace{0.2em} h \hspace{0.2em}$, the volume is given by

$V \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \frac{1}{3} \pi r^2 h$

And its surface area would be

$S \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \pi r (r + l)$

Here, $\hspace{0.2em} l \hspace{0.2em}$ is the slant height of the cone. Also, the relation between $\hspace{0.2em} r \hspace{0.2em}$, $\hspace{0.2em} h \hspace{0.2em}$, and $\hspace{0.2em} l \hspace{0.2em}$ is

$l \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \sqrt{r^2 + h^2}$

Example

Find the volume and surface area of an $\hspace{0.2em} 8 \text{ in} \hspace{0.2em}$ high cone with a radius of $\hspace{0.2em} 2.5 \text{ in} \hspace{0.2em}$.

Solution

As we learned earlier, the volume of a cone is given by the formula

$V \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \frac{1}{3} \pi r^2 h$

Substituting the values of $\hspace{0.2em} r \hspace{0.2em}$ and $\hspace{0.2em} h \hspace{0.2em}$, we get

$\begin{align*} V \hspace{0.25em} &= \hspace{0.25em} \frac{1}{3} \pi \cdot 2.5^2 \cdot 8 \\[1.5em] &= \hspace{0.25em} 52.36 \end{align*}$

So the volume of the cone is $\hspace{0.2em} 52.36 \text{ in}^3 \hspace{0.2em}$.

Now for the cone's surface area, the formula is

$S \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \pi r (r + l)$

But the question doesn't provide us the value of the slant height $\hspace{0.2em} l \hspace{0.2em}$. So, we'll need to calculate it using the cone's radius and height.

$\begin{align*} l \hspace{0.25em} &= \hspace{0.25em} \sqrt{r^2 + h^2} \\[1em] &= \hspace{0.25em} \sqrt{2.5^2 + 8^2} \\[1em] &= \hspace{0.25em} 8.38 \end{align*}$

Plugging the values of $\hspace{0.2em} r \hspace{0.2em}$ and $\hspace{0.2em} r \hspace{0.2em}$ into the formula for surface area, we have

$\begin{align*} S \hspace{0.25em} &= \hspace{0.25em} \pi r (r + l) \\[1em] &= \hspace{0.25em} \pi \cdot 2.5 \cdot (2.5 + 8.38) \\[1em] &= \hspace{0.25em} 85.45 \end{align*}$

The surface area of the cone is $\hspace{0.2em} 85.45 \text{ in}^2 \hspace{0.2em}$.

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