# HOW TO FIND THE VOLUME OF A VOLCANO

## About "How to find the volume of a volcano"

How to find the volume of a volcano :

The mountain created by a volcano is usually cone–shaped.

Because volcano is usually cone-shaped, we can use the formula of volume of a cone to find the volume of a volcano.

Volume of a cone  =  1/3 · r²h

So,

Volume of a volcano  =  1/3 · r²h

## Finding the volume of a volcano - Examples

Example 1 :

For her geography project, Alex built a clay model of a volcano in the shape of a cone. His model has a diameter of 14 inches and a height of 9 inches. Find the volume of clay in his model to the nearest tenth. Use the approximate of value of  , that is 3.14.

Solution :

Step 1 :

Write the formula to find volume of a volcano.

V  =  1/3 · r²h ----- (1)

Step 2 :

To find the volume, we need the radius of the cone. But, the diameter is given, that is 14 inches. So, find the radius.

r  =  diameter / 2

r  =  14/2

r  =  7

Step 2 :

Plug ∏ ≈  3.14, r = 7 and h = 9 in (1).

≈  1/3 · 3.14 · 7² · 9

Simplify.

≈  1/3 · 3.14 · 49 · 9

≈  461.6

Hence, the volume of the clay is about 461.6 cubic inches.

Example 2 :

The cone of the volcano Paricutin in Mexico had a height of 410 meters and a diameter of 424 meters. Find the volume of the cone to the nearest tenth. Use the approximate of value of  , that is 3.14.

Solution :

Step 1 :

Write the formula to find volume of a cone.

V  =  1/3 · r²h ----- (1)

Step 2 :

To find the volume, we need the radius of the cone. But, the diameter is given, that is 424 meters. So, find the radius.

r  =  diameter / 2

r  =  424/2

r  =  212

Step 2 :

Plug ∏ ≈  3.14, r = 212 and h = 410 in (1).

≈  1/3 · 3.14 · 212² · 410

Simplify.

≈  1/3 · 3.14 · 44944 · 410

≈  19,286,968.5

Hence, the volume of the cone is about 19,286,968.5 cubic meters.

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