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