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One item is filed under this topic.    Page1/1            A square based box and a cylinder 2016-03-26 From rajpal:i m trying to calculate an area required to hold 4.4 mln cubic metres of volume. I used square and I get below result A box shape that has dimensions 1500 meters (1.5km) by 1500 meters (1.5km) by 2 meters depth has a volume of: = 4,500,000 cubic meters (4.5 mln cubic meters) but when I use a cylinder shape, i get below result A cylindrical shape that has a radius of 850 meters and a depth of 2 meters has a volume of: = 4,539,600 cubic meters (4.54 mln cubic meters approx) why is it that the cylinder, though of same depth holds more volume than a square? kindly clarify.Answered by Penny Nom.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français