# Cone

Cone = Three-Dimensional Shape with Circular Base Connecting to a Point  Basics
r = radius = distance halfway across circular base of cone
d = diameter = distance all the way across circular base of cone
h = height
s = slant height = distance along cone’s side
Apex = point of cone
Base = circular portion of cone
SA = Surface Area = area covering surface, including base, of cone (measured in square units)
LA = Lateral Area = area covering surface, excluding base, of cone (measured in square units)
V = Volume = space occupied by cone (measured in cubic units)

Formulas (Mathematics Formula Sheet)

SA = πrs + πr²

V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$πr²h

Formulas (NOT on Mathematics Formula Sheet)
LA = πrs

r = $\bf\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}d$

Question
A solid highway cone has a radius of 6 inches, height 8 inches, and slant height 10 inches.  What is its surface area?

96π square inches

SA = πrs + πr²
SA = π × 6 × 10 + π × 6² = 96π

Input Display Comment blinker clears screen
π × 6 × 10 + π × 6 π*6*10+π*6² SA = πrs + πr² 96π Answer
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Question

With reference to the question above, what is the area of the cone in decimal form?

301.5928947 square inches

See Toggle.
96π ⇔ 301.5928947

Input Display Comment blinker clears screen
π × 6 × 10 + π × 6 π*6*10+π*6² SA = πrs + πr² 96π 301.5928947 Answer
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Question

With reference to the question above, what is the area of the cone to the nearest tenth?

301.6 square inches

See Rounding.
301.5928947  301.6

Question
A solid highway cone has a radius of 6 inches, height 8 inches, and slant height 10 inches.  To the nearest tenth of a square foot, what is its surface area?

2.1 square feet

See Measurement.
Square Feet = Square Inches ÷ 144 square inches per square foot
Square Feet = 301.5928947 ÷ 144 = 2.094395102 = 2.1 after rounding

Input Display Comment blinker clears screen
π × 6 × 10 + π × 6 π*6*10+π*6² SA = πrs + πr² 96π 301.5928947
301.5928947 ÷ 144 301.5928947÷144 Square Feet = Square Inches ÷ 144 square inches per square foot 2.094395102 Answer
(before rounding)
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Question
A solid toy cone has a radius of 3 inches, height 4 inches, and slant height 4 inches.  To the nearest hundredth of a cubic inch, what is its volume?

37.70 cubic inches

V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$πr²h

V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$ x π x 3² x 4 = 37.69911184 after toggle = 37.70 after rounding

Input Display Comment blinker clears screen 1 3
×

π × 3 × 4 $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$*π*3² *4 V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$πr²h 12π 37.69911184 Answer
(before rounding)
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Question
A solid highway cone has a diameter of $\bf\displaystyle6\frac{1}{2}$ inches, height $\bf\displaystyle4\frac{1}{4}$ inches, and slant height $\bf\displaystyle5\frac{3}{4}$inches.  To the nearest hundredth of a cubic inch, what is its volume?

47.01 cubic inches

r = $\bf\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}d$

r = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}\times6\frac{1}{2}$ = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{13}{4}$

V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$πr²h

V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}\times\pi\times\frac{13}{4}^{2}\times5\frac{3}{4}$ $\bf\displaystyle\frac{2873\pi }{192}$ = 47.00935257 after toggle = 47.01 afterounding

Input Display Comment blinker clears screen 1 2 ×  6 1 2  $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}*6\frac{1}{2}$ r = $\bf\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}d$  $\bf\displaystyle\frac{13}{4}$ r 1 3 × π × 13 4  ×  4 1 4  $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}\times\pi\times\frac{13}{4}^{2}\times5\frac{3}{4}$ V = $\bf\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$πr²h  $\bf\displaystyle\frac{2873\pi }{192}$ 47.00935257 Answer
(before rounding)
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Question
A solid highway cone has a radius of 3 inches, height 4 inches, and slant height 5 inches.  To the nearest tenth of a square inch, what is its lateral area?

47.1 square inches

LA = πrs
LA = π × 3 × 5 = 47.1238898 after toggle = 47.1 after rounding

Input Display Comment blinker clears screen
π × 3 × 5 π*3*5 LA = πrs 15π 47.1238898 Answer
(before rounding)
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Practice – Questions
1.  A solid highway cone has a radius of 5 inches, height 12 inches, and slant height 13 inches.  To the nearest tenth of a square inch, what is its surface area?

2.  With reference to Question 2, what is the cone’s surface area to the nearest tenth of a square foot?

3.  A cotton candy cone has a radius of 5 inches, height 12 inches, and slant height 13 inches.  To the nearest hundredth of a cubic inch, what is its volume?

4.  A cotton candy cone has a diameter of $\bf\displaystyle10\frac{1}{2}$ inches, height $\bf\displaystyle12\frac{1}{4}$ inches, and slant height $\bf\displaystyle13\frac{3}{4}$ inches.  To the nearest hundredth of a cubic inch, what is its volume?

5.  A cotton candy cone has a radius of 5 inches, height 12 inches, and slant height 13 inches.  To the nearest tenth of a square inch, what is its lateral area?