Today’s Problem: Cylinder Volume

Take a piece of letter-sized paper and tape the short ends to make a tube. Label this tube A.

Take another piece of letter-sized paper and tape the long ends to make another tube. Label this tube B.

Place each tube on a flat surface, so that they stand up on end.

Using the formula for the volume of a cylinder, find out which tube will hold more stuff (like popcorn or candy)?

Hints:
Letter-sized paper is 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
To find the radius of each tube, use the circumference formula, C = 2πr

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Did you know? Today is Pi Day

Today is the 14th day of the 3rd month or in shorthand 3/14.

Today is officially Pi Day in recognition of the first 3 digits of the value of π

π is defined by the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter.

Watch this interesting video about π