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Question from jim, a student:

given the volume of a cylinder at 565m^3 and the height of 20m how do i calculate the cross section area in order to determine the compression strength of the cylinder

Hi Jim,

The volume of a cylinder is the area of the base times the height. Thus if you have the height and the volume you can use the volume expression to find the area of the base.


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