Here you will learn how to find the surface area of a cylinder.

Although there are many uses for finding out the area of a cylinder (most having to do with school work) the only one I could think of was for finding out the displacement of a liquid.

So there are four (4) parts to finding out the surface area of a cylinder.

Surface area will now be known as the letter X. (Surface area = X)

The formula we will be using is **2(***pi* r 2) + (2 *pi* r)* h = X

## Step 1: First step...

First:

The first of the steps involves breaking down the parts of a cylinder.

You have both the top and the bottom of the cylinder and the side.

The top and the bottom would be 2 circles of the same size.

Cut the left over tube to create a rectangle.